This week, Dr Martin Poulter will talk on this subject. He says:
“We are all (hopefully) aware of the need to be skeptical: to question our beliefs, look for evidence and avoid fooling ourselves. The focus of this talk is the psychological approach to skepticism: based not on logic and the idea of a fallacy, but on psychological findings such as confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance. You will not need any knowledge of psychology. We will look at the belief traps that we are all vulnerable to and how systems of belief systems can take hold even when the evidence for them is totally discredited.”
Do come along and hear more.