Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 28, 2016
The human mind is a messy thing — and our judgments can be influenced by implicit assumptions and biases, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo, who suggests another way to look at some situations.
Monday, March 21, 2016
The fact that many barriers for women in science today are less visible than those of the past comes with a new kind of challenge: People will fail to acknowledge they're there, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Effectively looking after others requires first caring for oneself, but it can be tough to implement in a cultural context that often idealizes intensive parenting, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, March 07, 2016
The presidential primaries are a great opportunity to test your skills in political prediction. Who will win which states, and by what margin? And if your predictions aren't all that good, how can you do better?
Two weeks ago, I wrote about how to make better predictions in domains ...
Monday, February 22, 2016
We constantly make predictions about the unknown, at scales both large and small.
Which presidential candidates will win each party's nomination? Which stocks will go up in the next six months — and which down? Should I have a second child? Will I really enjoy the chocolate chip pancakes most, ...
Monday, February 15, 2016
As a physics major at Yale in the 1970s, Eileen Pollack learned about gravitation and quantum mechanics and ballistics. She also learned what it's like to be The Only Woman in the Room, the title of her new book, published by Beacon Press last September.
Unfortunately, many women with ...
Monday, February 08, 2016
Voters and legislators are constantly confronted with decisions that would benefit from some understanding of the relevant science:
Is cap and trade a good approach to controlling greenhouse gas emissions? Evaluating the pros and cons requires some understanding of economics and environmental science. Are standardized tests a good way to ...
Monday, February 01, 2016
A friend from high school recently sent me this hilarious and heartbreaking video of twin baby girls fighting over a pacifier:
It made me want to laugh and cry. I resisted the immediate urge to share it with my husband (at work in the next room), but I later ...