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Cognitive Dissidents: 005: The Backfire Effect

Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast, we discuss Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed and the various types of soil. ┬áThe idea that each ground represents the context in which we are developing and have the space and resources to accept new truth and to develop and grow.


2 thoughts on “Cognitive Dissidents: 005: The Backfire Effect”

  1. This is an important concept to understand (and realize that we ALL have this reaction).

    The one thing that would be REALLY helpful is to put together a list of some common topics and actually map out some dialog on how to decrease the chance of bringing up the topic will trigger the backfire effect. It would be great to have this as something that many people could contribute towards. I for one do MUCH better in the “heat of the moment” when I have thought about what I am going to say ahead of time (and sometimes rehearsing it MANY times the more emotionally charged that it is).

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