In this episode we explore prevalence induced concept change with psychologist David Levari.
In a nutshell, when we set out to change the world by reducing examples of something we have deemed problematic, and we succeed, a host of psychological phenomena can mask our progress and make those problems seem intractable — as if we are only treading water when, in fact, we’ve created the change we set out to make.
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Links and Sources
- Prevalence-induced concept change in human judgment
- Concept Creep: Psychology’s Expanding Concepts of Harm and Pathology