Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
Monday, November 23, 2015
Beyond gratitude for the narrow compass of our own lives, we can take a step back to be thankful for the broader circumstances that make those lives possible this Thanksgiving, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, November 16, 2015
At the last Republican presidential debate, Sen. Marco Rubio said the U.S. needs more welders and fewer philosophers. So, Tania Lombrozo talked with a Stanford philosopher who was once a welder.
Monday, November 09, 2015
Commentator Tania Lombrozo explores a study that reveals that we'll overlook reality and call truthful statements "lies" when it's the only way to communicate their deceptive intent.
Monday, November 02, 2015
You may not cheer when you first find yourself the target of your child's lie. But the emergence of deception in childhood may actually signal a pretty important development, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, October 26, 2015
The humanities may be under attack, but many argue for the intrinsic and instrumental value of the field. Tania Lombrozo talks to one Berkeley professor who is rethinking the humanities.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Childhood is a time of pretend play, fantasy lands and make-believe. But Tania Lombrozo explores a study showing when factual stories are pitted against fictional tales, kids lean toward the real.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Science should inform our decisions on what constitutes new dietary guidelines, but invoking science as an arbiter for questions of values isn't just misguided, it's dangerous, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, October 05, 2015
Language is powerful: The same event can be described in a variety of ways, each of which conveys subtly different information and affects what we come to believe, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, September 28, 2015
As humans, forgetting isn't merely a bug, it's a design feature. Not every instance of forgetting is good but we should be grateful for some of the forgetting we take for granted, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Some people say they hope to see more women in political office. Tania Lombrozo takes a look at a study on whether or not these people are more likely to vote for female candidates — and vice versa.
Monday, September 14, 2015
It may be that it's scientific beliefs — not in isolation but in conjunction with political, religious and other beliefs — that shape our decisions and engagement in civic life, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The killings of two journalists in Virginia last week have reignited a national conversation on mass shootings and gun control. Tania Lombrozo looks at some research and what it might mean for policy.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Commentator Tania Lombrozo says there's been some — but not much — progress in real data on vegan pregnancies in recent years; what's out there points to the conclusion that it's likely safe.
Monday, August 17, 2015
A recent study suggests people's beliefs about the likelihood of "catching" disorders like depression and anxiety add to the stigma of mental illness, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Many Americans say they would not vote for an atheist for president. It's based on incorrect assumptions about the connection between ethical behavior and religious belief, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, August 03, 2015
The path from scientific discovery to media sound bite can be perilous, says commentator Tania Lombrozo, and it should be traversed with care.
Monday, July 27, 2015
More than a dozen cognitive scientists, including Tania Lombrozo, joined a discussion in April aimed to encourage a sophisticated, evidence-based look at the psychology behind science and religion.
Monday, July 20, 2015
While negative stereotypes are obviously harmful, new research shows that positive stereotypes — like assuming blanket qualities of a female leader — aren't so great either, says Tania Lombrozo.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Whether or not they involve genuine abstraction, words offer a way to reason and communicate — a respite from the tyranny of the specific, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, July 06, 2015
It turns out the science of bicycles is surprisingly complex and only partially understood, falling under the "Illusion of Explanatory Depth" phenomenon, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.