Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
Monday, March 12, 2018
What can a competition to estimate the weight of an ox tell us about democratic decision-making? Cognitive scientist Tania Lombrozo considers two studies, conducted 100 years apart.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Randomized controlled trials are a gold standard for good reason, but the notion of causation established here departs from the way we often use causal language, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, July 24, 2017
How do societal inequalities arise and persist? Tania Lombrozo interviews philosopher Ron Mallon about "accumulation mechanisms": the processes that explain how small biases can have big effects.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Shaping technology to some form of learning could depart pretty radically from the more familiar aim of shaping technology to the way we are now, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, July 10, 2017
A new paper suggests that to declare something a mystery isn't just a confession of ignorance: Some of the time, you can learn something important from it, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, June 26, 2017
New findings suggest that if people appreciate the non-dichotomous nature of gender identity, they're less likely to maintain negative views towards people who are transgender, says Tania Lombrozo.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Psychologist Tania Lombrozo had a tough time explaining some of the Father's Day cards on the supermarket shelf to her young daughter — so she turned to scientific literature for answers.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Double-masked jargon is so sneaky that I've only managed to uncover a few examples, says blogger Tania Lombrozo; it's real and, in some cases, it presents a barrier to effective science communication.
Monday, June 05, 2017
A new video offers a valuable introduction to CRISPR — and illustrates how understanding can evolve from a relatively short description to a dialogue with more nuance, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Dr. Tania Lombrozo reflects on her own experience of being referred to as Mrs., Miss or Ms., rather than her actual title, in light of a new paper studying the topic — with striking results, she says.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
This Mother's Day, psychologist Tania Lombrozo revisits a Google search on motherhood, noting that while being a mother is hard, the experience of motherhood is ever-changing and enchanting, too.
Monday, May 08, 2017
Though it's hard to pin down what makes science science, certain criteria can help us spot pseudoscience when it presents itself as science, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Even after misinformation is retracted, many people continue to treat it as true — called the "continued influence effect." Tania Lombrozo considers a new study on options for righting wrongs.
Monday, April 24, 2017
A new study finds that science is assimilated within a web of existing attitudes and beliefs, a core part of which concerns a person's social identity, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Hard decisions are hard for two reasons: because no single option clearly dominates the alternatives, and because we expect our choice to have significant consequences, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Some forms of critical evaluation and philosophical thinking are hard because they force us to suspend other habits of mind that serve us well when our goal is to engage others, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Taken too far, skepticism misses its mark; the virtues we should really be upholding — and for which skepticism is only an oblique guide — are truth-tracking and humility, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Blogger Tania Lombrozo is a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley — and a mom. Here, she gives a window into what that's like day-to-day.
Monday, March 20, 2017
In celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20, we might do well to examine rather than reaffirm our tacit assumptions about happiness and its pursuit, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo,
Monday, March 13, 2017
In many contexts, accuracy is totally ambiguous — it tells us how often the answer is wrong, but not how it is wrong, which can be critically important, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.