Public Understanding of Science

Archived Webinar: Fostering a Scientifically Informed Populace

Two scholars who investigate how the public learns about science and then chooses to trust it (or not) address that question in this hour-long webinar sponsored by the journal ‘Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ and its parent organization, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences.

7 years ago
Five depictions of academics in kids books

Children’s Perceptions: Teachers are Girls, Scientists are Boys

If you were to draw a ‘scientist,’ what would be the distinguishing features? Martin Rowley and James Hartley look at psychology studies which have evaluated children’s perceptions of scientists, all confirming stereotypical views of scientists as predominately white and male.

9 years ago