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ERIC Number: EJ1106885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
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Motivated Reasoning, Political Information, and Information Literacy Education
Lenker, Mark
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v16 n3 p511-528 Jul 2016
Research in psychology and political science has identified motivated reasoning as a set of biases that inhibit a person's ability to process political information objectively. This research has important implications for the information literacy movement's aims of fostering lifelong learning and informed citizenship. This essay argues that information literacy education should broaden its scope to include more than just knowledge of information and its sources; it should also include knowledge of how people interact with information, particularly the ways that motivated reasoning can influence citizens' interactions with political information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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