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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Social Science Says: Go Vote!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Millions of Americans will vote for the next U.S. president Tuesday. In case you need the extra encouragement, Tania Lombrozo offers three (more) reasons to vote — courtesy of the social sciences.


Halloween Provides A Look Into Human Psychology

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween plays on our fears and fantasies, so it's no surprise that it might reveal interesting features of psychology. But you might be surprised by just what we can learn, says Tania Lombrozo.


5 Facts That Are Not About The Election

Monday, October 24, 2016

With the presidential election days away — and media attention at full force — blogger Tania Lombrozo draws your attention to some unrelated facts regarding seahorses, kangaroos and cinnamon.


Do We Need Scientific Idioms For Everyday Experience?

Monday, October 17, 2016

When young kids ask why it's getting dark, many people answer that the sun is going down. Only it isn't. Not really. What should we say? asks psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


Could Video Chats Be Good For Your Infant?

Monday, October 03, 2016

Parents are advised to limit screen time for little ones, but new research suggests that social interactions occurring via video chat can support infant learning, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.


How To Watch A Debate Without Bias

Monday, September 26, 2016

Psychologist Tania Lombrozo says to consider these tips from the psychological sciences to help overcome some of the biases that could distort perceptions of the candidates.


What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

Monday, September 19, 2016

When it comes to what people really accept, think or feel, are physiological measurements the authority? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says brain activity alone may not tell the whole story.


Do The Presidential Candidates Recognize What Science Can, And Cannot, Do?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Scientific methodology gives science special authority when it comes to answering empirical questions; there's a need to acknowledge this fact — and to deny pseudoscience, says Tania Lombrozo.


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.