In the Press
Thursday, August 17, 2017What We’re in Danger of Losing—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL NYTimes.com
Wednesday, August 16, 2017How the Nazis Were Inspired by Jim Crow History Channel
Wednesday, August 16, 2017How long will John Kelly last as chief of staff? The Washington Post
Wednesday, August 16, 2017National revulsion over the Charlottesville march shows why we shouldn’t ban hate speech—A Commentary by Robert C. Post ’77 Vox
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 team led by Professor Dan Kahan 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.”
Read more about this story on Yale News.