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Old 08-18-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

Mass hysteria happens when the public gets a wrong idea about something that has strong emotional content and it triggers cognitive dissonance that is often supported by confirmation bias. The Salem Witch Trials are the best-known example of mass hysteria.

- The curious lack of solid evidence for Russian collusion is a red flag.
- The most visible Mass Hysteria of the moment involves the idea that the U.S. elected a racist President.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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1. The trigger event for cognitive dissonance
On November 8th of 2016, half the country learned that everything they believed to be both true and obvious turned out to be wrong.

2. The Ridiculousness of it
One sign of a good mass hysteria is that it sounds bonkers to anyone who is not experiencing it.

3. The Confirmation Bias

4. The Oversized Reaction
you threaten to punch that Republican for not agreeing with you exactly the right way, that might be an oversized reaction.

5. The Insult without supporting argument

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