Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:

What Compels People To Share Certain Videos?

Monday, February 01, 2016

It's a question that has garnered interest from many — marketers especially. Some research suggests activation of the autonomic nervous system plays a part, says Tania Lombrozo.


Science Can Quantify Risks, But It Can't Settle Policy

Monday, January 25, 2016

Recognizing this doesn't mean we should give up on evidence-based policy, or that anything goes; instead, it invites us to recognize our values and subject them to scrutiny, says Tania Lombrozo.


A Look At The Case For Paid Family Leave

Monday, January 11, 2016

The U.S. is the only advanced economy not offering paid maternity leave on a federal level. We're only beginning to understand what this means for babies and young children, says Tania Lombrozo.


We've Got Resolutions All Wrong

Monday, January 04, 2016

Looking at how you can change your environment to help bring change in yourself may be a better approach than focusing on resolutions to improve you directly, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


3 Christmas Questions, As Answered By Science

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Science research on Christmas offers tips for those who celebrate — and some general lessons about family, gift giving, communication and community for all, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Sometimes Confusion Is A Good Thing

Monday, December 14, 2015

Though confusion can be bad, it's likely to benefit learning when it's related to the material you're trying to understand — and when you have the support to work through it, says Tania Lombrozo.


What Makes People Susceptible To Pseudo-Profound 'Baloney'?

Monday, December 07, 2015

People who rated real motivational quotes as more profound than pseudo-profound ones in a study tended to be analytic thinkers. But it doesn't mean the others aren't intelligent, says Tania Lombrozo.


How Psychology Can Save The World From Climate Change

Monday, November 30, 2015

A new paper says it's better to focus on concrete manifestations of climate change in our lives today — and what can be gained by making changes now — says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Being Thankful In The Wake Of Tragedy

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.


Carrying A (Welding) Torch For Philosophy

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.


Why We Care About Lies

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.


Is Your 4-Year-Old A Liar? Here's The Bright Side

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.


The Humanities: What's The Big Idea?

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.


Children Want Factual Stories, Versus Fantasy, More Often Than Adults

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.


Science, Sustainability And The Dangers Of Naïve Policy

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.


Stuff Happens, And The Way We Talk About It Matters

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.


Think Remembering Is Always Best? Forget About It!

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.


Do Attitudes Toward Women Follow People Into The Voting Booth?

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.


Scientific Literacy: It's Not (Just) About The Facts

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.


Is Gun Violence Due To Dangerous People Or Dangerous Guns?

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.