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Video: Do Politics Make Us Irrational?

Can someone’s political identity actually affect their ability to process information? The answer lies in a cognitive phenomenon known as partisanship. While identifying with social groups is an essential and healthy part of life, it can become a problem when the group’s beliefs are at odds with reality. So how can we recognize and combat partisanship? Jay Van Bavel shares helpful strategies.

Directed by Patrick Smith and narrated by Addison Anderson.

Running time: 5 minutes

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