Tag: The Liking System

What makes conspiracy theories so difficult to disprove?

Conspiracy Theory 201: Keeping the Wheels on the Bus Going Round and Round


Reading Time: 6 minutes
Conspiracy theories seem to abound throughout the media. They seem to have the conservatives in a fever grip of nonsensical nonreality. What makes them so difficult to dispel?

Dopamine of Trump Rallies

The Dopamine of Politics: Trump Rallies


Reading Time: 5 minutes
What on earth could compel someone to attend one of Trump’s superspreader events? Why on earth would Trump hold one? Other than the obvious, he’s a narcissist, and they’re all gaslit, there are powerful brain circuits involved in compelling these self-destructive and foolish behaviors.

How does persuasive desgin explain why Fox News is so addicting and perverts the views of our parents?

Persuasive Design or How Fox News Perverted Your Parents


Ever wondered how Fox News does it? Persuasive Design goes a long way to explaining how they keep your parents, friends, and neighbors enthralled. Don’t fear, though. I have divided the post into three successive parts: the Quick Dip, the Shallow Dive, and the Deep Dive. Each is an extension of the last so you can read as much or as little as you like and still get something you can use.

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