A survey of over a thousand scientists reveals that their goal when communicating about their work is to help the rest of us make evidence-based decisions that draw on scientific findings.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: science-communication quick-reads research-brief evidence-based evidence-based-medicine science-of-science-communication public-engagement science-advice communication-skills evidence-based-policy evidence-based-healthcare
As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.
July 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic trauma resilience sars-cov-2 evidence-based problem-solving coping-strategies coping 911 post-911
Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: coronavirus psychology cognition anthony-fauci evidence-based anti-vaxxers truth denial confirmation-bias anti-science science-denial identity-politics ideology facts partisan-bias denialism motivated-reasoning
The internet has allowed pseudoscience to flourish. Artificial intelligence could help steer people away from the bad information.
March 9, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: education climate-change artificial-intelligence covid-19 natural-language-processing fake-news bigfoot climate-change-denial superstition pseudoscience aliens evidence ghosts magical-thinking neural-networks flat-earth scientific-literacy haunted-house paranormal-beliefs evidence-based
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