Symposia: 221/60 - The social psychology of (dis-)belief in science

Thursday 6 July
16.40 - 18.20 h.
Machuca
Attitudes towards science appear to be increasingly polarized. This symposium brings together recent research endeavors aimed at understanding how people evaluate science and scientific evidence. Together, the contributions show that science is often misconstrued due to ideological and motivational factors.

 

Chair
Bastiaan Rutjens
Assistant professor in Social Psychology. Department of Psychology. University of Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

 

221/6001 Exploring the ideological antecedents of science skepticism: Conservatism, morality, and religiosity

(1) Rutjens, Bastiaan; (2) Sutton, Robbie

(1) Assistant professor. Psychology Department. University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam. The Netherlands; (2) Professor of Social Psychology. Department of Psychology. University of Kent. Canterbury. UK

221/6002 Attitude roots: Understanding and overcoming the motivated rejection of science

(1) Hornsey, Matthew J.; (2) Fielding, Kelly S

(1) Professor. School of Psychology. University of Queensland. Brisbane. Australia.; (2) Associate professor. School of Psychology. University of Queensland. Brisbane. Australia.

221/6003 Explaining moralized opposition to genetically modified food in the U.S. and Europe

(1) Scott, Sydney; (2) Inbar, Yoel; (3) Rozin, Paul

(1) Doctoral student. Psychology department. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelpha. USA.; (2) Associate professor. Department of Psychology. University of Toronto. Toronto. Canada; (3) Professor. Psychology department. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelpha. USA.

221/6004 Is DNA Destiny? How Essences Distort how we Think about the Genes

(1) Heine, Steven

(1) Professor. Department of Psychology. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada

221/6005 Belief in scientific-technological progress and life satisfaction: the role of personal control

(1) Stavrova, Olga; (2) Ehlebracht, Daniel; (3) Fetchenhauer, Detlef

(1) Assistant Professor. Department of Psychology. Tilburg University. Tilburg. The Netherlands; (2) Junior professor. Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (ISS). University of Cologne. Cologne. Germany.; (3) Professor. Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (ISS). University of Cologne. Cologne. Germany.