Even Young Kids Know the Difference Between the Whole Truth and Partial Truth
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 592 , Segment 3
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- Jul 11, 2017 11:00 pm
- 13:46 mins
Guest: Hyowon Gweon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University America is having a crisis of critical thinking. We’re too easily fooled by fake news stories we read online. We’re way too inclined to believe information only from sources we already agree with and to discount anything that doesn’t jive with our preferred understanding of the world. This problem goes all the way to our nation’s top leaders. So it’s comforting to learn from some new research out of Stanford that it doesn’t have to be this way. Even kids as young as four know the difference between “the whole truth” and just some of the truth. Maybe harnessing that ability is the key to raising a generation that really can think critically about the information they’re given.