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Friday
Aug072009

Easterbrook on Climate Change

Steve Easterbrook has a thoughtful post on his blog about cultural cognition and climate change.  In the comments on his post, one of his readers describe a common problem that lay citizens often ascribe to experts: sometimes experts "lie for hire."  It's true that members of the public may worry about that, but it's also true that individuals selectively attend to this particular risk when evaluating expert opinion.  Dan is in the middle of a study in which he demonstrates precisely this phenomenon, and I'm sure he'll be posting about it here soon!   

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