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Video: What is the Barnum Effect? A psychologist explains to a kid

How do horoscopes work? Why do psychics seem to know about people? What does psychologist Bertram Forer have in common with P.T. Barnum? You will find out the answers to these questions in this video!

In this video, the author of the Beyond Belief book series explains this very important psychology concept in a way kids can understand.

Video: Why is critical thinking important? A psychologist explains to a kid

Did you know that if you pick a random person and ask them about their beliefs that they are more likely to believe in hauntings than the Big Bang? Or evolution? Or many of the other foundational theories of science? It’s true! And it turns out that believing in weird (but harmless) things puts you at risk for believing more harmful kinds of misinformation. In this video a child psychologist explains this idea in a way that kids can understand.