Cognitive and Cultural Barriers to Openness
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25 October 2011
"What are the cognitive and cultural barriers to openness, and how does understanding them help to promote broader openness? In which ways are people naturally or culturally conditioned to be suspicious of or opposed to openness?"
Hargadon discussed a student who was disciplined for being the administrator for a Facebook study group, and a professor who sued a publisher who published notes made by his students for copyright violation.
He interprets these as isses which are largely about cognitive biases:
- Cowboy (!) Culture
- Accumulated institutional expertise
- Cultural Influence
- Narrative Driven