Michelle Wolf tells a couple of bad jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the world is off its hinges. Why is everyone now convinced that Wolf insulted Sanders’ appearance at the WHCD? Here’s a psysplainer of all the cognitive Tom Fuckery involved.
Who would believe the outlandish whale-sized whoppers the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is trying to peddle as alternative narratives to his collusion with Russia? Well, everyone. The explanation of why such god awful lies are effective in blunting public opinion.
Louise Linton proved herself #Deplorable on social media. How could her judgment err so badly? Is there any explanation for her #deplorable behavior?
Psychic numbing describes the apathy people feel when confronted by millions of people suffering. The singularity effect explains why people will donate because one person is suffering. Strange but true. We can use this to our advantage if we understand it.
How you viewed the condition of the country probably determined your vote. If you saw the country as doing OKAY, you probably saw the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as too big of a risk. But if you saw the country has going in the wrong direction, you were tempted to take a chance on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. What does behavioral economics, loss aversion, and risk seeking tell us about 2018?
No clearer example of illusory explanation can be found. It is beguiling seductive; it seems so right, so how could it be so wrong? Easy. As they say, fool me once, shame on you; fool, me twice…