If you don’t want to read the article, they took people, profiled their personality with a test and then told them made up things which they all promptly believed (by applying it in the conveniently placed post information questioning (except for the Agent Neos).
“Being told that people like you had been randomly assigned to consider an opinion appeared to create a clear bias in favor of that position. Participants who were told people like them were frequently assigned to consider hiring a friend were more likely to choose that as their own position; if they were told instead that people like them were asked to consider hiring the qualified individual, they were more likely to pick that option. The same held true for whether or not to report a robber that gave the money to an orphanage.”
Are they ‘believing’ that this is the ‘truth’ or the ‘right’ option considering that someone ‘believes’ this, or is this just a sign of what happens when, well.
In other words, are they thinking ‘wrong’ (ineffectually) or ‘not thinking’, quite literally?