How criticizing divisive rhetoric on one’s own political side can help reduce polarization (on both sides)

We are at war largely with our instincts

We are afraid to question our group

We can be fearful of questioning our group even within ourselves

Conformity leads to extremity

An instinct to avoid doing things that might help the other side

We are more powerful than we know

A follow-up piece: criticisms of a specific social media account and thoughts on what we can all do better



Have psych podcast “People Who Read People.” My research into online deception featured in NYT, WaPo, more. Wrote books on poker tells (translated 8 languages).

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