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Disproving a misconception can actually strengthen a person's belief in that misconception.

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Well, if you prove someone wrong, and they become more convinced that they are right, doesn’t that make them stupid?

1 hour ago

So, since this covers confirmation bias, I wonder what if Adam would cover other cognitive biases and general behavioral psychology stuff in the future. I know that College Humor already did a reference to the Dunning-Krueger Effect in their WTF101 series, but I hope that they also go into biases such as the blindsided bias and the two thinking systems for Daniel Khaneman's book)!
Also for more info, definitely recommend checking out the You're Not So Smart podcast on psychology and a comic from the Oatmeal dude here: https://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

EDIT: Also, I definitely recommend people look up more information on confirmation bias rather than the backfire effect, since the latter is still being researched on and there still needs to be some conclusive stuff to follow. And also to take most of the research with a grain of salt, if it's research that can't be replicated outside of a lab and may fall under a Replication Crisis.

1 day ago

Is Emily the only person that can ruin Adam Ruins Everything?

5 days ago

So... should I or should I not persuade someone to "step back from that ledge"? Apparently, people are becoming so offended now that we're having to censor rational thought

1 week ago

Liberals be like” um actually, the benefits of eating poop far outweigh the the health risks”

2 weeks ago

"People are trying to correct me, so I must be right."

2 weeks ago

this is why I LOVE WATCHING ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING!!!

3 weeks ago

I feel like this video targets anti vaxxers its hilarious

3 weeks ago

Also, if someone learns a particular way of thinking for a long time, suddenly being told that they way they're doing it wrong is hard for people to accept, whether it's true or not. It's called the Sunk Cost Fallacy.

3 weeks ago

This is why adults are harder to teach, Religion and Country targets the children cause they know that's when the identity is weakest and can be molded to their beliefs and desires the easiest.

3 weeks ago

So the challenge behind changing someone's mind is presenting them evidence in such a way that you avoid challenging their identity.

3 weeks ago

No that's a lie.

3 weeks ago

These videos are always way to short and end leaving more questions then it answers

1 month ago

Exceptions exist, but why? Here is my hypothesis:
1) People form beliefs around what they want to believe.
2) Generally, people want to be right and dislike being incorrect
3) Therefore, people will not want to believe they are incorrect
4) Therefore, people will not believe they are incorrect

If this is true, these exceptions could either exist because of the 1st or 2nd point being untrue. Perhaps, for case 2, they enjoy being the person who is okay with being wrong from time to time, like Adam in the "Adam Ruins Everything Corrects ITSELF" episode. Or, for case 1, they actually are capable of believing something just because the evidence shows it.

Either way, I think, or at least hope, that this show, Adam Ruins Everything, encourages its audience to be that type of person.
-E

1 month ago

Help guys Adam is getting his ass kicked

1 month ago

This is so true.

1 month ago

All the Adam haters have this problem.

1 month ago

Murf looks happy

1 month ago

It explains sjw

1 month ago

No ! No No! I disapprove..... oops.!

1 month ago

This ends abruptly. Where's the rest of it?

1 month ago

Daaaaaaaaaaang

1 month ago

That's not true! I am completely open to having my mind changed, and there is nothing you can say to make me change my mind on that!

1 month ago

Oh, so that's why no matter how much Trump lies, people believe him even more. And ol' Huckleberry--just consider her. She keeps on lying but they still believe her because she just gives them the Lazy Eye.

1 month ago

This is why religious people don't leave their religion that their parents taught them.

1 month ago

Dont be pussies pussies

1 month ago

I still believe Adam’s videos.

1 month ago

Can you ruin behind the scenes?

1 month ago

although i agree but here is the thing you also don't show the idea which contradicts your political narrative which is "left"

1 month ago

Oh god learning I’m going to watch impractical jokers

1 month ago

He changed my mind Like 100000000 times

1 month ago

No that's wrong

1 month ago

Well...that's true if you're self centered, self absorbed, and egotistical. If you actually understood that you weren't perfect, well, none of this is accurate. But society has gotten weaker emotionally. Tough love is considered mean and obsolete. So, too many now days grow up with the weak liberal thought that their feelings shouldn't be hurt. When people should actually be thought how to recover from falls in life and to understand that they're stronger than those that want to control you emotionally and in turn mentally. Plus most don't know how to argue a position without emotion. You shouldn't be hurtful when trying to make a point or correct someone. You can correct an individual and still be supportive. However, too many want to feel or just enjoy the feeling of superiority of another. Forgetting, or not caring, that they aren't perfect either.

1 month ago

Look at the comments to see examples

1 month ago

Something Adam does right is targeting personal problems which can change peoples opinion

1 month ago

Poor adam,

1 month ago

Watch ASAPscience's video first on how the brain works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiTz2i4VHFw
Now that you understand how your brain works, this is a clear example of your System 1 at work. System 1 is often what regulates your emotions, and System 2 is often what regulates your logical thinking. Your emotions spring into action much faster than your logic, which is why you will immediately put up defense mechanisms when proven wrong before you even process the argument (and also why it's next to impossible to start processing the argument in an unbiased way, because your emotions already conflict with that ability).

1 month ago

I love Adam but these are soooo shorttt

1 month ago

So is the show about her now ?

1 month ago

They should call “ backfire effect “

“ ninjas twitch “

2 months ago

Well adam changes my mind all the time it's a great info source

2 months ago

Doesn't exist, and this video is pushing feminism and gynocentrism to the extremes . . . just look how they make all the men pussies these days and have female heroes . . . "strong, independent women" . . . until they need to open a can, get something off the shelf, lift something, fix something, are being physically attacked . . . the list goes on. Men are women and women are men. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
" -Isaiah 5:20. It's all for population control; look up agenda 21. LBGT, abortion, chemicals in food, chemtrails in the air, fluoride and chlorine in our water. This country is a country of death; has been built upon it and worships it. We live in luxury to the point that celebrities with loads of money end their life overdosing (and some killed for finally realizing the truth, of course). We have sex with anyone we want until we get aids and die. Most of our taxes go to bombing innocents and furthering the NWO Joo bs (they all are in the highest positions, fake Joos that is). God has cursed this country and will NOT bless it. God DAMN the US!

2 months ago

Can someone please explain this in a more simple way? I tried to listen with 0.75 speed but i still dont understand.

2 months ago

Well, that ended abruptly...

2 months ago

Oh yeah yeah

2 months ago