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This article in Psychology Today discusses problems associated with 'emotional reasoning'. The article also proposes the use of several psychological therapies intended to overcome and/or reduce the impact of emotional reasoning.

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  1. Is emotional reasoning a real thing?
  2. Are the proposed therapies efficacious for mitigating the negative aspects of emotional reasoning?
  3. Is it possible to change someone’s beliefs without using counter-emotional tactics (i.e. generate a counter emotion to change the person's belief)?
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