DYOR Part II: Motivated Reasoning and Expertise

DYOR stands for Do Your Own Research. It is a common acronym used throughout the internet due to how fast and easily misinformation can spread. It is encouraging people to research things and become informed before making a decision. However, it turns out it’s not so easy to do your own research for a variety of reasons that have to do with human psychology and culture.

In the second in a two-part series on the psychology of doing your own research Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about motivated reasoning and expertise.


Higher Ed: Expertise in an Age of Rapid Change

Technology allows us to access so much information so easily.  There are not many subjects we cannot learn at least a little something about. But does that knowledge make us all experts? What does it even mean to be an expert anymore? In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss expertise in this age of adaptability. They also try to figure out if they’re experts in anything, including math puzzlers. Remember last episode’s puzzler about GPA’s?  Think you figured it out? Join them to hear the solution.