Despite the scientific consensus, some people still remain skeptical about climate change. In fact, there is a growing partisan divide over the last decade within the U.S. in the support for climate policies. Given the same climate evidence, why do...
Democracies assume accurate knowledge by the populace, but the human attraction to
fake and untrustworthy news poses a serious problem for healthy democratic functioning.
We articulate why and how identification with political parties – known as...
Jay Van Bavel@Moshe_Hoffman We summarized this literature in our paper on how partisanship shapes beliefs. It’s a short, accessible paper if you want to learn more
Rising hostility between members of opposing political factions has gained considerable attention in both academic and popular press. The adverse effects of this phenomenon are widely recognized, but its psychological antecedents remain the focus of...
SESSION LANDING PAGE [HACKATHON] Making open psychological datasets more accessible and useful for research and teaching Session leaders: Cameron Brick Contact information: [email protected] Location: Willem-Alexander Zone 3 in Engels Day/time:...
Opinion: I worked on AI for YouTube’s "recommended for you" feature. We underestimated how the algorithms could go terribly wrong.
Jay Van Bavel“feedback loops in recommendation systems can give rise to ‘echo chambers’ and ‘filter bubbles,’ which can narrow a user’s content exposure and ultimately shift their worldview.”
A review of @YouTube's artificial intelligence recommendation engine.
Trump seemed to be referring to Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan; Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee and U.S. citizen from Minnesota; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Don’t lead with your strongest points. Anticipate miscommunication. Lower your voice.
Jay Van BavelRather than lead with your strongest arguments, start by interrogating those of your adversary.
But acknowledge the limitations of your position. Sounding dogmatic detracts from your credibility, which can make your opponent less likely to engage.
Negativity toward gay men and transgender people is pervasive. Past research suggests that authoritarianism predicts biases against transgender people, in part due to an essentialist view of gender....
An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests standard personality tests may not work as intended outside of mostly white, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic (WEIRD) societies. In their paper, published in the...