A Scientific Strategy For Surviving Thanksgiving Politics
You may not win Thanksgiving arguments, but you might be able to get others to see things your way.By Evan Thomas | November 23, 2016
Ah, Thanksgiving traditions: turkey, strangely shaped cranberry sauce and bitter political arguments. How can you hope to find common ground after such a heated presidential election?
You shouldn't arm yourself with comprehensive lists of facts and figures. Research shows people — and that includes you — tend to cite information that supports their existing beliefs. But trotting out facts to show how right you are and how wrong they are actually makes people double down.