The Involvement of Conspiracist Ideation in Science Denial

There is growing evidence that rejection of science is often linked to the propensity to engage in conspiratorial thinking. Sometimes this can be observed even in the public response to research that identifies conspiratorial thinking.

Thinking, Memory, and Blog Comments

Online blog comments don't seem like a big deal. But in fact, they may be a globally-relevant concern: They affect how you think and how your feel about controversial issues. We are only just beginning to understand their role.

Real Analogy or Emotive Shortcut? Two Types of Reasoning

Sometimes just mentioning an emotional "hot button" word can trigger unwarranted conclusions. This happened recently in Australia, when the national media stumbled over the mere mention of pedophilia and climate change in the same radio show that interviewed me about my research.

The Pivotal Role of Perceived Scientific Consensus

What determines whether people accept scientific evidence?