Séminaire du LAPCOS : James Shepperd "Strategic Ignorance: Maintaining Life Quality by Avoiding Unwanted Information"

Quand ? Le 12-04-2018,
de 14:00 à 16:00
Où ? salle 031 (salle plate) de la MSHS
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Séminaire du Lapcos, organisé par l'Axe 3, donné par James Shepperd (Université de Floride) , le jeudi 12 avril 2018, de 14h à 16h,  en salle 031 (salle plate) de la MSHS.

Titre : Strategic Ignorance: Maintaining Life Quality by Avoiding Unwanted Information

Résumé : Although acquiring information can provide numerous benefits, people often opt to remain ignorant. In this talk I: a) define information avoidance and distinguish it from other related phenomena, b) discuss the reasons people avoid information, c) describe situational factors that influence when people avoid information, and d) discuss interventions that decrease information avoidance. Throughout the talk I describe studies illustrating when and why people display information avoidance and how avoidance is sometimes useful in maintaining life quality.