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TED Tuesday: Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong

posted by Dr. Arnie Kozak

Watch this interesting talk by Kathryn Schulz on the virtues and necessity of being wrong. Being wrong is something we avoid with phobic-like intensity. We might generate a narrative, “If I get it wrong there is something wrong with me.” She discusses the difference between being wrong versus realizing you are wrong (we are usually OK until that realization). And she presents the perils of overconfidence in our internal sense of rightness can mislead us. For me, this extols the virtue of skepticism.

Skepticism is often misconstrued as cynicism. It’s not. To be skeptical is to have an open mind that is seeking evidence to form its opinion.By not having a preconceived notion of truth perception can be more open to the available evidence and thereby less subject to bias.

Enjoy this talk by clicking here >>

 



  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/mindfulnessmatters/2011/04/ted-tuesday-kathryn-schulz-on-being-wrong-2.html Rosemalyn

    I was reading Ted Talk Tuesday portion above and then it says:
    “Enjoy this talk by clicking here >>”
    I click there and there was nothing in the next frame. What is happeing?

    R

  • Dr. Arnie Kozak

    Thanks for pointing this out. The link should work now …

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/kathryn_schulz_on_being_wrong.html

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