alternative facts

7 07, 2017

What You Want to Believe!

By |2017-06-27T14:34:00-07:00July 7th, 2017|Research|1 Comment

The Sunday Review section of the New York Times had another interesting article on cognitive biases in its May 27, 2017 edition entitled “You’re Not Going to Change Your Mind” By Ben Tappin, Leslie Van Der Leer and Ryan McKay. Using the present political climate as a beginning point, the authors note that many of [...]

14 04, 2017

Some More Truths About Alternative Facts

By |2017-05-13T07:40:09-07:00April 14th, 2017|News articles|1 Comment

If you have not yet figured it out, this notion of “alternative facts” intrigues me. (This is my third blog about it!) I think it is because as a mediator, I witness “alternative facts” quite frequently. No party is “lying” to me; in telling her story to me, she is simply telling me the “facts” as [...]

24 03, 2017

The Truth of “Alternative Facts”!

By |2017-05-13T07:40:21-07:00March 24th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Recently, I posted a blog about “alternative facts.” Since then, I have come upon two more articles discussing why alternative facts, are, indeed, true. It all comes down to who is in charge, sociability and/or to our cognitive biases. In an article entitled “Seeking truth among ‘alternative facts’” by Peter Neal Peregrine, posted on The [...]

17 02, 2017

Alternative Facts

By |2017-05-13T07:40:41-07:00February 17th, 2017|Bias|2 Comments

A few weeks ago, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” during a Meet the Press interview to defend President Trump’s assertion that the attendance at his inauguration was “huge”, the “largest” ever etc. despite aerial pictures of the crowd size showing the contrary. Several months ago and well before the [...]