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The Resource Scienceblind : why our intuitive theories about the world are so often wrong, Andrew Shtulman

Scienceblind : why our intuitive theories about the world are so often wrong, Andrew Shtulman

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Scienceblind : why our intuitive theories about the world are so often wrong
Title
Scienceblind
Title remainder
why our intuitive theories about the world are so often wrong
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Shtulman
Title variation
Science blind
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do we catch colds? What causes seasons to change? And if you fire a bullet from a gun and drop one from your hand, which bullet hits the ground first? In a pinch we almost always get these questions wrong. Worse, we regularly misconstrue fundamental qualities of the world around us. In Scienceblind, cognitive and developmental psychologist Andrew Shtulman shows that the root of our misconceptions lies in the theories about the world we develop as children. They're not only wrong, they close our minds to ideas inconsistent with them, making us unable to learn science later in life. So how do we get the world right? We must dismantle our intuitive theories and rebuild our knowledge from its foundations. The reward won't just be a truer picture of the world, but clearer solutions to many controversies-around vaccines, climate change, or evolution-that plague our politics today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shtulman, Andrew
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.R45
LC item number
S48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Intuition
  • Reasoning
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Fallacies (Logic)
  • Intuition
  • Reasoning
  • Science
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental
  • PSYCHOLOGY / History
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • Intuition
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / History
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General
Label
Scienceblind : why our intuitive theories about the world are so often wrong, Andrew Shtulman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-298) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Why we get the world wrong -- Intuitive theories of the physical world : Matter: what is the world made of? How do those components interact? ; Energy: what makes something hot? What makes something loud? ; Gravity: what makes something heavy? What makes something fall? ; Motion: what makes objects move? What paths do moving objects take? ; Cosmos: what is the shape of our world? What is its place in the cosmos? ; Earth: why do continents drift? Why do climates change? -- Intuitive theories of the biological world : Life: what makes us alive? What causes us to die? ; Growth: why do we grow bigger? Why do we grow older? ; Inheritance: why do we resemble our parents? Where did we get our traits? ; Illness: what makes us ill? How does illness spread? ; Adaptation: why are there so many life-forms? How do they change over time? ; Ancestry: where do species come from? How are they related? -- How to get the world right
Control code
ocn958798677
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780465053940
Lccn
2016050643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465053940
  • (OCoLC)958798677
Label
Scienceblind : why our intuitive theories about the world are so often wrong, Andrew Shtulman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why we get the world wrong -- Intuitive theories of the physical world : Matter: what is the world made of? How do those components interact? ; Energy: what makes something hot? What makes something loud? ; Gravity: what makes something heavy? What makes something fall? ; Motion: what makes objects move? What paths do moving objects take? ; Cosmos: what is the shape of our world? What is its place in the cosmos? ; Earth: why do continents drift? Why do climates change? -- Intuitive theories of the biological world : Life: what makes us alive? What causes us to die? ; Growth: why do we grow bigger? Why do we grow older? ; Inheritance: why do we resemble our parents? Where did we get our traits? ; Illness: what makes us ill? How does illness spread? ; Adaptation: why are there so many life-forms? How do they change over time? ; Ancestry: where do species come from? How are they related? -- How to get the world right
Control code
ocn958798677
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780465053940
Lccn
2016050643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465053940
  • (OCoLC)958798677

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