The Mechanics of Skepticism: What Climate Change can Teach Us About Belief and Reason

March 20, 2019 9:30 AM
Willard Room, Zimmerman Library

To some, climate change is a simple scientific question to be answered with data while to others climate change is a misguided hoax that could cost our country jobs and hurt out economy. The decisions we make around climate change can help us understand the mechanics of skepticism and reason. This talk will seek to recognize the interconnections between the affective and cognitive aspects of decision-making. It will consider how educators can better reveal the personal nature of information to our students.