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PODCAST: Q&A with Andrew Shtulman, author of Scienceblind

Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong

Andrew Shtulman
Basic Books,
319 pp.
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Although it’s tempting to attribute science denial to a complex interplay of political, economic, and religious motivations, the root of many misconceptions may be more straightforward. This week on the Science podcast, Jennifer Golbeck interviews cognitive scientist Andrew Shtulman about how children form intuitive, but often wrong, theories about the world and what makes these ideas so hard to shake.

About the author

Jennifer Golbeck is at the Social Intelligence Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.