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About the Event
When the Facts Matter (And When They Don't): Why Knowledge About and Attitudes Toward Science Don’t Always Align
Speaker: Professor April Eichmeier, University of St. Thomas
When: Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm
Abstract: Lack of public support for some scientific research and technologies has been attributed to a variety of factors, including low levels of factual knowledge about science. However, while textbook factual knowledge is frequently associated with positive attitudes toward science, other factors – which should be unrelated to attitudes – are often more important. This discussion will provide a broad overview of the dynamics at play and what this means for effectively communicating controversial science.