Jonathan Haidt on Why We’re Convinced We’re Right (and everyone else is wrong!)

Jonathan Haidt on Why We’re Convinced We’re Right (and everyone else is wrong!):

Are you trapped in an online echo chamber? Society is becoming ever more divided as we seek out information that reinforces our views – but how do we avoid ending up dogmatic and entrenched? Renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shares a shocking personal example of confirmation bias on social media, and shows just how vital it is for us to open up and absorb ideas from across the political spectrum.

Voice: Jonathan Haidt, Social Psychologist
Animation: Sophie Koko Gate
Sound effects: Skillbard

Extracted from a free talk given at the RSA in London, 2017. Watch the full talk here: