A course titled: ‘Psychology of Pseudoscience’, is designed to develop scientific reasoning skills by teaching students the difference between science and pseudoscience.


This article by Craig A. Foster, writing for The Conversation, makes the following points:
  • The course explores some of the common scientific reasoning failures that pseudoscience exploits.
  • People use motivated reasoning to process information in a way that helps them confirm what they want to believe.
  • Group polarization is where individuals develop more extreme positions after interacting with similarly-minded people.


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