I encourage everyone to read that book. Understanding psychology would enhance both ministry and missionary work.
And, it would eliminate a lot of the nonsense that circulates among LDS.
Because psychology is so important to understanding the issues, I've created new pages about psychology on the BookofMormonCentralAmerica.com page so you can see and share direct links:
Everyone should think about what President Nelson has taught.
It's also true that informed decisions can only be based on good, complete information. That is why the ongoing censorship by purportedly academic LDS publications and websites is so devastating.
People can't make informed decisions when they are not informed.
Ask around. Ask your friends, family members, ward members, and other associates whether they know what the prophets have taught about the New York Cumorah.
In most cases, they will have no idea.
Especially if they are around 40 years old or younger.
If they were educated at BYU and/or CES, and if they read the material published by the M2C citation cartel, they have no idea what the prophets have taught, except when those employees are explaining why the prophets were wrong.
But you can overcome the censorship by sharing my BYU packet, which you can see here:
One commentator summarized Kahneman's book this way.
A key point about System 1: It can only handle activated ideas.
Censorship is effective because it forces System 1 to manufacture an artificial reality.
From the book, p. 85:
This explains why people continue to believe in the M2C hoax. Their System 1 thinking makes sense of M2C because they don't have information about (i) what the prophets have taught and (ii) the evidence that supports those teachings.
Hence we have such M2C propositions that Moroni hauled the plates from southern Mexico to "a hill in New York," that Oliver Cowdery was honest and correct about everything except the New York Hill Cumorah, that Joseph Smith was an ignorant speculator who misled the Church until he learned Book of Mormon geography from a travel book, etc.
Graphically, we can summarize all of this in three images: