In the Press
Friday, March 24, 2017Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00 Balkinization
Wednesday, March 22, 2017Can senators reject Gorsuch for purely political reasons? And other confirmation questions, answered—A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84 Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, March 22, 2017Frank Beckmann Show: Peter Schuck WJR
Wednesday, March 22, 2017Discussing inequality and the criminal justice system with Yale professor Vesla Weaver St. Louis Public Radio
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Antidote for partisanship? In science, curiosity seems to work
In a study slated for publication in the journal Advances in Political Psychology, a Yale research led by Professor Dan Kahan team found that people who are curious about science are less polarized in their views on contentious issues than less-curious peers.
“It’s a well-established finding that most people prefer to read or otherwise be exposed to information that fits rather than challenges their political preconceptions,” said research team leader Dan Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and professor of psychology at Yale Law School. “This is called the echo-chamber effect.”
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