Book club time! Please bring your thoughts, snacks and drinks!
Given Carol Tavris' rousing popularity at TAM this year, we'd planned to do one of her books for book club, but our original book choice fizzled. So instead, let's have a discussion on cognitive dissonance. The below links are some background articles & videos, and at the salon we'll screen Tavris' 2011 TAM talk which focuses on this topic as it relates to communication and persuasion.
Excerpt from Tavris' Psychobabble and Biobunk (intro and first chapter, second chapter isn't directly related, but interesting):
Fed up with uninformed sound and fury? Had enough fallacious woo? Do you love the scientific method? Yearning to talk with someone rational for awhile? Meet up with other local skeptics for some refreshing and sane conversation while socializing with like-minded folks!