perseverance effect

The Open and Closed Mind

The Open and Closed Mind

More than three years after Sarah Palin made the false claim that the Affordable Care Act included “death panels” that would decide whether people would receive life-saving medical treatment, 40% of Americans still believe it. A new experiment by Brendan Nyhan, Jason Reifman and Peter Ubel considers the death panel myth in the context of the perseverance effect, a cognitive […]

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