Why do we believe the things we do? Why do we struggle to believe 'nice' people can do bad things? What leads someone to believe conspiracy theories?
In light of the accusations made against Russell Brand this week and his assertion that this is a plot by mainstream media to silence him, I'm unpacking the cognitive biases that influence people's willingness to believe certain information, the psychological needs we seek to satisfy by believing conspiracy theories and why it's so hard to change your beliefs once they're fixed.
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Larry Kasanoff, legendary Hollywood producer and author of 'A Touch of the Madness,' shares his experiences and insights on creativity and innovation. He discusses the inspiration behind his book and the importance of embracing the madness to unleash your creative potential.
Finding ways to plumb the joy out of positive experiences can help to build resilience when things aren't going well.
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