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We’re More Likely to Believe Nonsense If We Think It’s from a Famous Person

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People are more likely to believe nonsense, if they believe a famous person said it.

A new study, posted on PsyArxiv, found that participants were more likely to find meaning in quotes – which are posted next to images of people they admire, such as popular icons Michelle Obama and Nelson Mandela.

But the quotes may not have actually come from these figures.  And they may not be true, nor accurate.

Researchers hope the findings will influence people to better vet the meaning of what they read.

Learn more, here:  (Daily Mail)

  • People find quotes to be more meaningful if they think someone they admire said them. 

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