Renowned author Michael Shermer took some time out on his birthday to talk to me about, among other things, rationalism, conspiracy theories, religion, critical thinking, and teaching. I’ve tried to link below to all of the ideas and names he mentions in this wide-ranging and insightful interview.
His latest book The Moral Arc
Some people Dr. Shermer mentions who are doing similar work to his:
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Caroll Tavris and Elliot Aronson
When Prophecy Fails by Leon Festinger (A book about cognitive dissonance and how people double down on beliefs when challenged)