Fixing the Communications Failure

Nature, Vol. 463, pp. 296-297, 2010

4 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2010

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Dan M. Kahan

Yale University - Law School

Date Written: June 24, 2010


There is a culture war in America over science. Why? And what should be done to promote the ability of culturally diverse citizens to agree on how science can inform their common interests in health, security, and prosperity? This article uses the findings of Cultural Cognition Project studies to address these question.

Keywords: cultural cognition, risk perception, science communication, climate change, HPV, nanotechnology

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Kahan, Dan M., Fixing the Communications Failure (June 24, 2010). Nature, Vol. 463, pp. 296-297, 2010, Available at SSRN:

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