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Credible?

ByRichmond ShreveSusan Mehrtens, Ph.D.

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How do savvy street-wise people tell fake news from what’s authentic? This book, Credible?, asserts that anyone can tell what’s authentic simply by close inspection of the content and knowing the source. These pages are chock full of practical insights and tools to sharpen your ability to sniff out media that distorts reality. These ideas are neither obscure or difficult to master, and none require research or fact checking. When it comes to discerning truth, our credulity is a factor. To be truly street-wise about media, a person must also be aware of their internalized values, beliefs, and personality traits. Drawing upon the insights of Jung and general psychology, the authors point the way to self-awareness that reveals hidden biases and our human tendency to be less skeptical about information that bolsters what we believe. These same insights also reveal how we unintentionally tune out information that might change our attitudes and opinions.

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Publication Date
Oct 10, 2019
Language
English
ISBN
9780359970551
Category
Education & Language
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Richmond Shreve, By (author): Susan Mehrtens, Ph.D.

Specifications

Pages
254
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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