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You Can Bullshit Some Bullshitters

By Mane Kara-Yakoubian writing for PsyPost



New research published in The British Journal of Social Psychology, frequency of bullshitting intended to impress or persuade others (i.e., persuasive bullshitting) predicts susceptibility to misleading misinformation, including pseudo-profound bullshit, scientific bullshit, and fake news.


“I’ve always been interested in why relatively smart people believe dumb things. Given the growth of the internet and social media recently, answering that question feels more important than ever,” said study author Shane Littrell (@MetacogniShane), a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University.

Read the full article at PsyPost