Maudsley Learning Podcast episode #6: cognitive dissonance and the end of the world

30/04/2020
1 hour
Dr Alexander Curmi

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Have you ever been convinced of something, beyond all doubt? Many people have a strong sense that their views are right and couldn’t possibly be wrong. So how do we come to hold strong convictions and why is it hard to consider we could be mistaken?

American Christian radio host Harold Camping stated that Judgement Day would take place on May 21, 2011 “beyond the shadow of a doubt”. Camping, who was then president of the Family Radio Christian network, claimed the Bible as his source. Through the eyes of his followers, the award winning documentary Right Between Your Ears explores how people believe, how we turn beliefs into certainties, and mistake them for the truth. This is an interview with the makers of the documentary Sheila Marshall and Kris de Meyer. Watch here- http://www.rightbetween.com/- Follow them on twitter/instagram @RightBTW

 

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