Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:

Science Isn't Partisan, But Public Perception Of Science Often Is

Monday, April 24, 2017

A new study finds that science is assimilated within a web of existing attitudes and beliefs, a core part of which concerns a person's social identity, says Tania Lombrozo.

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Why Hard Decisions Should Be Easy (But Aren't)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hard decisions are hard for two reasons: because no single option clearly dominates the alternatives, and because we expect our choice to have significant consequences, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.

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How (And When) To Think Like A Philosopher

Monday, April 10, 2017

Some forms of critical evaluation and philosophical thinking are hard because they force us to suspend other habits of mind that serve us well when our goal is to engage others, says Tania Lombrozo.

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Skepticism About Skepticism

Monday, April 03, 2017

Taken too far, skepticism misses its mark; the virtues we should really be upholding — and for which skepticism is only an oblique guide — are truth-tracking and humility, says Tania Lombrozo.

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A Day In The Life Of An Academic Mom

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blogger Tania Lombrozo is a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley — and a mom. Here, she gives a window into what that's like day-to-day.

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Is Happiness A Universal Human Right?

Monday, March 20, 2017

In celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20, we might do well to examine rather than reaffirm our tacit assumptions about happiness and its pursuit, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo,

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Beware Of 'Accuracy'

Monday, March 13, 2017

In many contexts, accuracy is totally ambiguous — it tells us how often the answer is wrong, but not how it is wrong, which can be critically important, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.

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Autism And The Drive To Explain And Explore

Monday, March 06, 2017

A new study looks at whether kids diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and those without differ in how they explore and seek explanations in physical and social domains. Tania Lombrozo explains.

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As The Seasons Change, So Do Our Color Preferences

Friday, March 03, 2017

Psychologist Tania Lombrozo takes a look at new research suggesting that types of objects and events that tend to come to mind when we view different colors change throughout the year.

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3 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Darwin

Monday, February 06, 2017

This Sunday, Feb. 12, marks the birth of Charles Darwin — a good time to take a moment to appreciate the value of science and the wonders of the natural world, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.

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What Makes Science Science?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Scientific conclusions and scientific methods can change: Understanding how and why these changes occur reveals why science is our best bet for getting the facts right, says Tania Lombrozo.

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Do You Suffer From Illusions Of Moral Superiority?

Monday, January 23, 2017

New research indicates that people are inclined to over-attribute positive traits to themselves, especially when it comes to moral virtue — which is concerning, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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Using Smartphones For Smarter Social Science

Monday, January 09, 2017

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced us to the iPhone. Let's consider a not-so-obvious advantage of the technology — the potential to revolutionize behavioral science, suggests Tania Lombrozo.

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Adopting A Sci-Fi Way Of Thinking About The Future

Monday, January 02, 2017

Jan. 2 is the birthday of scientist Isaac Asimov, who advocated for adopting a long view. So, today, let's think about not just 2017, but the possible futures of 2067 and 3017, says Tania Lombrozo.

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The Ideal Mother Vs. The Ideal Worker

Monday, December 19, 2016

It's not possible to be both because it's not possible to be either: The ideal mother and the ideal worker are equally fictitious, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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Early Family Life May Be Tied To 'Mind-Reading' Ability

Monday, December 12, 2016

Certain factors may affect a child's ability to appreciate that other people can have desires other than theirs — and that behavior isn't simply governed by reality, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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Is Education Tied To Conspiracy Theory Belief?

Monday, December 05, 2016

Not all conspiracy theories are harmful, though many have negative effects, says Tania Lombrozo. New research suggests education's consequences can disrupt the processes that draw people to them.

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For Some, Scientists Aren't The Authority On Science

Monday, November 28, 2016

Science isn't a universal mechanism for guiding beliefs, but it's our best guide to the natural world: If we can agree on that, there's a chance the rest will follow, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.

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What Does A Trump Presidency Mean For Climate-Change Education?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to the executive director of the National Center for Science Education to find out how science and climate-change education might change under a Trump administration.

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Expanding The Circle Of Moral Concern

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Moral progress doesn't come with guarantees; treating others well is a decision we make as individuals and a nation. Blogger Tania Lombrozo embraces a broad vision for the scope of our moral concern.

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