Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:

Is There Such A Thing As Scientific Luck?

Monday, August 29, 2016

We should be wary of declaring some people better or more brilliant scientists when our basis for doing so is, to a large extent, grounded in factors outside their control, says Tania Lombrozo.


Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tania Lombrozo looks at research published Monday showing people's factual judgment of how much danger a child is in while a parent is away varies according to the extent of their moral outrage.


Does Religion Matter In Determining Altruism?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tania Lombrozo looks at the scientific process and a new analysis of a study that found children from Christian and Muslim households behaved less altruistically than those from non-religious homes.


Who Cares About Politics?

Monday, August 08, 2016

Research reveals some surprising and some not-so-surprising patterns in who cares about politics, at least in the United States, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


The Selective Laziness Of Human Reasoning

Monday, August 01, 2016

Psychologist Tania Lombrozo looks at a new study finding that we're more critical of arguments offered by others than of those we produce ourselves.


Embracing The Humanities: A Perspective From Physics

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tania Lombrozo talks to author Jenann Ismael, who says, "As a country, we are at a pivotal point in figuring out the future of higher education, and it's a national conversation that we need to have."


What Is A Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Thomas Kuhn, the well-known physicist, philosopher and historian of science, was born 94 years ago today. Psychologist Tania Lombrozo takes a look at what his "paradigm shift" really means.


Is It Time To Ban Computers From Classrooms?

Monday, July 11, 2016

A new paper delivers a clear verdict on computers in the classroom — but a variety of important questions remain open, like how they interfere with student learning, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Vote For The Best Illusions Of The Year

Monday, June 27, 2016

Most of us can't vote for the Oscars and couldn't vote in Britain's EU referendum. But many of us love perceptual illusions, so here's a contest you can vote in, says Tania Lombrozo.


The Curse Of The Inability To Imagine

Monday, June 20, 2016

Failures of imagination go both ways — not only to the future, but also to the past — and recognizing our limitations in envisioning the past brings humility and humanity, says Tania Lombrozo.


Are Stories A Key To Human Intelligence?

Monday, June 13, 2016

To get a handle on the potential role of stories in human intelligence, it's especially illuminating to consider how they've cropped up in artificial intelligence, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Think Mothering Young Kids Is Hard? Get Ready For Even Tougher Times

Monday, June 06, 2016

New research suggests the most difficult time for mothers isn't when children are in early childhood — but when the kids reach middle school, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Why Do We Gossip?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Research shows that the origins of prosocial gossip may be quite deep — not only evolutionarily and culturally, but also developmentally, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Humans Are Animals, Too

Monday, May 16, 2016

The ease with which we shed our identity as animals should, perhaps, give us pause; we're certainly biological creatures, and our fate is entwined with that of other animals, says Tania Lombrozo.


The Deeper Reason Trump's Taco Tweet Is Offensive

Monday, May 09, 2016

People are sensitive to subtle assumptions embedded in talk about social groups, with negative implications at times lurking behind superficially positive claims, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Can Songs Help You Learn Scientific Concepts?

Monday, May 02, 2016

A new set of studies, though preliminary, points to the promise of novel approaches to formal science instruction, like incorporating music and other media into learning, says Tania Lombrozo.


Hey! What Are You Laughing At?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Humor is a funny thing: We know it when we see it, but identifying why something is humorous is another thing entirely, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Merging Career And Motherhood, In Simultaneous Practice

Monday, April 18, 2016

Psychologist Tania Lombrozo and a colleague, both moms, built an academic conference keeping in mind parents who are trying to juggle the competing demands of caregiving and professional advancement.


Is The Mind's Approach More Like A Scientist Or A Trial Lawyer?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Even children conduct "experiments" and gather "data," like scientists, but people let their beliefs and hopes influence decisions — leaving conflicting images of the human mind, says Tania Lombrozo.


Scientists Largely Trusted, But Also Seen As 'Inhuman'

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tania Lombrozo looks at a study finding scientists are seen as more trustworthy and scrupulous than a "regular person," but also more interested in the pursuit of knowledge than in doing what's right.