Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.