145 Harlow St
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Join the Bangor League for a discussion of Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things by Dan Ariely.
In Misbelief, preeminent social scientist Dan Ariely argues that to understand the irrational appeal of misinformation, we must first understand the behavior of “misbelief”—the psychological and social journey that leads people to mistrust accepted truths, entertain alternative facts, and even embrace full-blown conspiracy theories. Misinformation, it turns out, appeals to something innate in all of us—on the right and the left—and it is only by understanding this psychology that we can blunt its effects. Grounded in years of study as well as Ariely’s own experience as a target of disinformation, Misbelief is an eye-opening and comprehensive analysis of the psychological drivers that cause otherwise rational people to adopt deeply irrational beliefs.
The book group meets at the Bangor Public Library. If you would like to join by Zoom, please email Lane at email@example.com for more info.