How Tiny Changes In Words You Hear Impact Your Thinking • Discoverology

How Tiny Changes In Words You Hear Impact Your Thinking

In a fascinating look at language, Professor George Lakoff lays out how political parties can sway supporters with tiny tweaks in word choice. When trying to get your point across, refrain from using the other side’s language. Doing so will activate and strengthen their frames and undermine your own views.

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