Instructional Video

Do Politics Make Us Irrational?

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Teaching scholars about the concept of partisan-based cognitive dissonance is essential now more than ever. A short video explains how partisanship works and often causes irrational responses.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the video for out of class viewing and encourage class members to share the resource and the linked articles with their families
Classroom Considerations
  • Remind class members that the internet tracks and then feeds users resources that match their partisan views
  • The "Dig deeper" section offers links to a video that helps viewers understand partisanship and strategies to reduce the appeal of fake news and propaganda
  • An especially important resource during political campaigns
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