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What is the Ostrich Effect?

The Ostrich Effect is when people aren’t motivated to believe negative information (e.g. deception, risky financial situations) as it isn’t in their best interests to do so – or it’s avoiding the fear of psychological “discomfort”. This is how some … Continue reading

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