Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
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.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Psychologist Tania Lombrozo looks at a new paper that finds an association between cognitive style — intuitive or analytic — and beliefs about evolution.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Recent encounters we've had with issues of race, identity and moral responsibility are precisely the kind that benefit from the careful analysis of contemporary philosophers, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, June 15, 2015
A new book about motherhood among Manhattan's elite has garnered a lot of attention. Commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests our obsession with parenting among the privileged stems from our own anxiety.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Recently, a journalist confessed to fooling millions into believing that chocolate helps weight loss. Tania Lombrozo considers what the "chocolate hoax" can tell us.
Monday, May 18, 2015
When we can't fit everything in our own heads, we have to outsource information to others. But how do we keep track of who knows what? Commentator Tania Lombrozo shares some recent findings.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Psychologist Tania Lombrozo draws a surprising parallel between the function of scientific explanations and orgasms, with implications for basic research funding — and future learning and knowledge.
Monday, May 04, 2015
A short and poignant poem for mothers, discovered accidentally by commentator Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Genetically modified foods are often regarded as "unnatural" and approached with distrust. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers the psychology behind these reactions.