The Written Word's Power to Deceive
Guest: Professor Andrew Elfenbein, University of Minnesota English Department Chair
This week, a look at so-called “fake news.” Much of this misinformation is spread via social media. While we generally assume that we can separate fact from fiction, psychological research suggests otherwise. University of Minnesota English Department Chair and Professor Andrew Elfenbein discusses his new book titled The Gist of Reading, and how written content can distort our perception of reality.