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How developing mental immunity can protect us from bad ideas

How developing mental immunity can protect us from bad ideas

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Mental immunity

Mental immunity is a psychological theory that is also known as cognitive immunology.

People with a healthy mental immune system are more likely to detect misinformation. A strong cognitive immune system can also help spot bad ideas at an earlier stage, so you may avoid was...

The mental immune system is believed to function in a similar way to the body’s physical immune system.

  • The purpose of the physical system of immune cells is to detect pathogens including bacteria and viruses, so that they can be eradicated from our bloodstream and org...

  • Build awareness of misinformation. Remember that misinformation is common, and train yourself to immediately interrogate the information or data you are presented with.
  • Develop healthy meta-beliefs. A meta-belief is a belief that one holds following ...

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