Strategies for Resisting Information: Motivated reasoning

I've recently come across Professor Steven Hoffmans, “There Must Be a Reason: Osama, Saddam and Inferred Justification.”

It fills in alot when trying to understand how others are unable to take in the debunked myths of the official story. It also is an invaluable intel framework on how to use this obstacle as an opportunity for mainstream disclosure.

"Motivated reasoning…envisions respondents as processing and responding to information defensively, accepting and seeking out confirming information, while ignoring, discrediting the source of, or arguing against the substance of contrary information...
Hoffman concluded, “Our data shows substantial support for a cognitive theory known as ‘motivated reasoning,’ which suggests that rather than search rationally for information that either confirms or disconfirms a particular belief, people actually seek out information that confirms what they already believe. In fact, for the most part people completely ignore contrary information".

Most telling is the statement in the end notes

"Motivated reasoning is found among all races and across the income spectrum (Lodge and Tabor 2000)".


Counter arguing

Attitude Bolstering

Selective Exposure

Disputing Rationality

Inferred Justification

The infamous Penn and Teller Hit piece also illustrates this behavior. I feel it's important for every 9/11 researcher to read this and see how it fits into our plan for mainstream breakthrough.