In today’s information age, cognitive shortcuts are commonly used for quick decision-making. However, when false claims are repeated without critical evaluation, cognitive styles can influence decision-making processes. Complex communication, particularly through social media, can contribute to the spread of misinformation. Repeatedly false claims can be accepted as true over time, leading to negative consequences for individuals and society. To mitigate these dangers, promoting critical thinking and fact-checking in decision-making is crucial.
- Cognitive shortcuts used in today’s information age can be detrimental when false claims are repeated without critical evaluation, leading to poor decision-making with far-reaching consequences for individuals and society.
- Cognitive styles, individual differences in processing information, influence decision-making processes and how people respond to false claims, especially in complex communication through social media, contributing to the spread of misinformation.
- Repeated false claims accepted as true over time due to information exchange can damage relationships, trust, and have societal implications. Promoting critical thinking, fact-checking, and awareness of cognitive shortcuts is crucial to mitigate the dangers of poor decision-making based on false claims.