Tag Archives: vaccines

Motivated Reasoning and Science in Politics

What we feel actually changes what we see. There’s a whole branch of psychology that investigates this phenomena, and it has serious implications on science, and how science is used in policy and politics. It’s called “motivated reasoning,” and you’re probably already familiar with one version of it. Back in the 1950s, a few psychologists decided to use football as […]

» Read more

The Triple Point: Vaccines, Personal Freedom, and Public Safety

Last month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a health advisory while they investigated “a multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks.”  Over 150 people around the country have been infected from the recent outbreak of a disease that the CDC considered “eliminated” from the United States in 2000. That means that as of […]

» Read more