Book Review

How Minds Change: A well-argued study that goes in search of the truth

Journalist David McRaney was convinced that we all remain stuck in our views, but when he saw that people could be persuaded to change their minds, he started to investigate what brings us to the tipping point that forces change

American journalist David McRaney explains why the human brain dismisses information that contradicts its reality as anomalies until a tipping point is reached and it is forced to change

What do you do when two sides of an argument are so entrenched in their views that neither seems willing to concede a centimetre?

Having spent years moderating the Facebook page for a Mississippi television station, “reading the disheartening comments of angry viewers threatening to boycott [it] after any science story that challenged their worldviews”, American journalist David McRaney became interested in the psychology behind beliefs. He started a blog and a podcast and eventually ...