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Psychological Literacy and the Psychologically Literate Citizen: New Frontiers for a Global Discipline

Jacquelyn Cranney and Dana S. Dunn

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter develops further McGovern et al.’s (2010) concepts of “psychological literacy” and the “psychologically literate citizen”, in particular by making reference to understandings, from ... More


Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy Postmodernisms and the Problem of Scientific Literacy Noretta Koertge

Noretta Koertge

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Feminist and postmodernist attempts to reform mathematics are self-defeating. This essay shows how the projects of ethnomathematics and female-friendly science pedagogy actually ended up alienating ... More


Departmental Program Approaches for Educating Psychologically Literate Citizens

Jane S. Halonen, Dana S. Dunn, Suzanne Baker, and Maureen A. McCarthy

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0038
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a comprehensive model for assessing levels of psychological literacy. Psychological literacy can be conceptualized as a multi-layered developmental model that is dependent upon ... More


Rationales for Space Exploration: A Review and Reconsideration

James S.J. Schwartz

in The Value of Science in Space Exploration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190069063
eISBN:
9780190069094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069063.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers and rejects traditional spaceflight rationales, accenting the insubstantial evidence that is usually offered in their support. It uses regression analyses and public opinion ... More


Understanding Pseudoscience Vulnerability through Epistemological Development, Critical Thinking, and Science Literacy

Arnold Kozak

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The American public is vulnerable to pseudoscience due to 1) a general lack of science literacy (e.g., not knowing how to distinguish science from pseudoscience 2) pedagogy that emphasizes ... More


The Psychology of (Pseudo)Science: Cognitive, Social, and Cultural Factors

Emilio J. C. Lobato and Corinne Zimmerman

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

We review findings from the psychology of science that are relevant to understanding or explaining peoples’ tendencies to believe both scientific and pseudoscientific claims. We discuss relevant ... More


Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Allison B. Kaufman and James C. Kaufman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In a post-truth, fake news world, we are particularly susceptible to the claims of pseudoscience. When emotions and opinions are more widely disseminated than scientific findings, and self-proclaimed ... More


Research Reserves as a Model for Conservation Science and Management of Tidal Marshes

Matthew C. Ferner

in Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520274297
eISBN:
9780520954014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274297.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Research reserves are protected natural areas where scientists conduct environmental and ecological studies. Coordinated monitoring, long-term datasets, experimental infrastructure, and the ... More


Introduction

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter draws attention to the phenomenon of a steadily increasing intensity of science news in mass media, and discusses its impact on both science and media. The central role of media in ... More


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