Grant - Understanding and responding to scepticism about science
Hornsey, Prof Matthew; Fielding, Dr Kelly
Australian Research Council
1st January 2015 to 31st December 2017
Many people hold beliefs that defy scientific consensus. A standard response when a scientist faces resistance to an evidence-based message is to keep explaining the evidence as clearly and thoroughly as possible (explication). It is argued that explication often fails because people are motivated to hold on to non-scientific beliefs for reasons other than the motivation to find the truth. It is proposed that qualitative and quantitative techniques to identify these hidden motivations. These insights will be used to test psychologically tailored interventions designed to interrupt or circumnavigate these underlying motives, with the goal of promoting environmental responsibility and population health.
Accessed: 0 times
Created: Thursday, 3rd December 2015 by importer
Modified: Thursday, 3rd December 2015 by importer