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News from November 20, 2020
Dogmatic people seek less information even when uncertain
People who are dogmatic about their views seek less information and make less accurate judgements as a result, even on simple matters unrelated to politics, according to a study led by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and University College London (UCL) researchers.
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