Carrie Lam’s self-image as a “good fighter” may have led her to underestimate the enormous effort needed to overcome opposition to the extradition bill. Photo: SCMP
Donald Low
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by Donald Low

Could psychology have helped Carrie Lam avoid Hong Kong’s extradition bill fiasco?

  • From confirmation bias to risk aversion, behavioural science principles shed light on Hongkongers’ reactions to the controversial extradition law
  • A better understanding of cognitive psychology could have helped the Hong Kong government

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Carrie Lam’s self-image as a “good fighter” may have led her to underestimate the enormous effort needed to overcome opposition to the extradition bill. Photo: SCMP
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