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Belief Change

Belief Change

People tend to avoid worrying about negative events that might happen in the future. People tend to change their beliefs towards a more desirable opinion when given positive information, even if it contradicts their initial beliefs.

People of all ages take in information they want to hear more than information they don't want to hear. Kids and teenagers are the worst at learning from bad news, and the ability to learn from bad news deteriorates again around midlife. Vulnerable populations, including kids, teenagers, and the elderly, are the least likely to accurately learn from warnings.


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