I would never fall for propaganda.
Oh yes, we would. Spaced repetition overcomes resistance all the time.
And it is actually destabilizing to think of how susceptible we are to it.
We fall victim to the “Illusory Truth Effect” – Essentially even when you know it is not accurate, the more times you see the fake information the more it becomes fact in your mind.
The more it is repeated, the more you believe it. But what is scary is how few repetitions truly move the needle.
Debunking the information is difficult. It requires a skilled “Truth Sandwich” with repetition.
What’s worse is we don’t believe it could happen to us.
It should be a warning sign to all of us.
What are you doing to triangulate the accuracy of your assumptions?
Reading David Epstein‘s most recent newsletter reveals the startling flaws in our ability to separate fact from fiction.
All of his 5 minute newsletters are worth reading. This one is particularly good: https://lnkd.in/eDC7CDGM
For the study on the effectiveness of repetition see here: See the study here: https://lnkd.in/eJE33fAf
March 15, 2022