Appeals to Groups Video

Though we are social animals that depend on groups, group beliefs can also be absolutised as we are overtaken by anxiety to fit in. Groupiness is a major contributor to mistakes we make in thinking. This video explains this with reference to the cognitive biases involving groups found by psychologists, and to fallacies in critical thinking. It also looks at the solutions, which involve finding the Middle Way rather than taking refuge in deluded individualism.

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