The Surprising Ingredient That's Crucial for Good Judgment
Julia Galef, founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, discusses why and how people change their minds in this astute TED Talk. Galef’s research shows that some people have a “Scout mindset,” meaning that they can see reality accurately, even if it’s unpleasant or contradicts their earlier beliefs. They find information that challenges their opinion to be intriguing, not threatening. Ultimately, in order to improve our judgment, we need to change the way we feel about being wrong.