CULTURAL COGNITION STUDIES FROM DAN KAHAN

A collection of studies from Dan Kahan (Yale Law School's Cultural Cognition Project) on how values shape public risk perceptions and why individuals debate the existence of scientific consensus.

Dan Kahan is an influential scholar and his research on the ways that individuals form attitudes about risk can help us move beyond culturally polarized opinions of climate change.

 

 

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A survey of Americans on the reasons behind the climate change controversy, including public concern about the issue, scientific literacy and risk perception.

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A study on why members of the public disagree about the existence of scientific consensus related to a range of issues, including climate change, and the implications for science communication and policy.

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A survey of American cultural polarization on societal risks (such as global warming), including the causes and ways to counteract it.

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 A paper on the "white male effect" that describes how risk perception is shaped by race and gender identities and cultural norms. 

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Dan Kahan2010Nature

An article on how cultural cognition influences people's perceptions and contributes to the American culture war over scientific evidence.

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