Messengers: who we listen to, who we don't, and why
*Public Event, booking required (here)
Tuesday 1 October, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Speakers: Joseph Marks, Steve Martin
Chair: Professor Paul Dolan
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building (map)
Why are self-confident ignoramuses so often believed? Why are thoughtful experts so often given the cold shoulder? And why do apparently irrelevant details such as a person’s height, their relative wealth, or their Facebook photo influence whether or not we trust what they are saying? These are just some of the questions that behavioural experts Steve Martin and Joseph Marks tackle in their new book Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why which they will discuss in this talk.
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