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Tribal thinking

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 23 February 2020



Tribal thinking
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 236
Posted DateSunday 23 February 2020 13:44 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

We, humans, are innately tribal. We have a strong need to belong to groups and maintain fulfilling relationships with others. This need to belong, however, warps our reasoning ability. It is known as tribal thinking.

In my blook, I have started to write about tribal thinking, it is still work in progress but has enough substance to make it a worthwhile read. The surprising results of experiments, by Dan Kahan, a Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School make it clear that we are not rational creatures, we are rationalizing ones.

The more factual information we have and the better our science literacy, the more likely we are to double down on our false beliefs.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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