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Steve Martin: Changing your ways is easier than changing your mind

The author of international bestseller 'Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive' joins us to answer the question he dreaded – what had he changed his mind on?

The Depolarization Project
14 February 2019
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If you were asked to help by someone wearing the colour of the football team you support, would that change the way you respond? Listen to Steve Martin, CEO of Influence at Work, to find out.

Want to know more about these topics? Try reading 'Why facts don't change our minds' (The New Yorker) and 'Helping friends and foes: Why we help sometimes and not others' (Social Psych Online).

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Allison Morris Security correspondent and columnist with the Irish News, and an analyst of politics in Northern Ireland.

Harriet Protheroe-Soltani Trade union organiser for Wales and the south-west, vice chair of the campaign group Momentum, and has written about rising support for Welsh independence on the Left.

Chair: Adam Ramsay Editor at openDemocracy and frequent writer about Scottish independence, most recently in The Guardian.

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