While we seem to agree that words matter, are people really getting taken in by the media?
Are we really that dumb?
The power of 'framing'. Can the mere substitution of a single verb make a noticeable difference in meaning?
What implications does this have for police and legal cases?
What has anything covered so far in the Free-dumb Sessions got to do with critical thinking?
You can read more about Loftus and Palmer’s Reconstruction of Automobile Destruction (1974) study, the impact of verb choices, and some of the other repercussions relating to participant ‘recall’ (confabulation) here https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1975-04498-001