When Ideology Trumps Science: Why We Question the Experts on Everything from Climate Change to Vaccinations, 1st Edition

  • Erika Allen Wolters
  • Brent S. Steel
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  • ISBN-10: 1440849846
  • ISBN-13: 9781440849848
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 170 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Overview

This book reveals how embedded beliefs more so than a lack of scientific knowledge and understanding are creating a cognitive bias toward information that coincides with personal beliefs rather than scientific consensus—and that this anti-science bias exists among liberals as well as conservatives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Tables.
Preface.
1: Introduction.
2: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
3: Childhood Vaccinations.
4: Climate Change.
5: Teen Sex.
6: Stem Cell Research.
7: Conclusion: What Is to Be Done?.
Index.
About the Authors.