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The Resource Denying to the grave : why we ignore the facts that will save us, Sara E. Gorman, PhD, MPH, Jack M. Gorman, MD

Denying to the grave : why we ignore the facts that will save us, Sara E. Gorman, PhD, MPH, Jack M. Gorman, MD

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Denying to the grave : why we ignore the facts that will save us
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Denying to the grave
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why we ignore the facts that will save us
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Sara E. Gorman, PhD, MPH, Jack M. Gorman, MD
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eng
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Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they can't possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong, that the evidence is incomplete or inconclusive, and that unidentified hazards lurk everywhere to harm us
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In Denying to the Grave, authors Sara and Jack Gorman explore the psychology of health science denial. Using several examples of such denial as test cases, they propose six key principles that may lead individuals to reject "accepted" health-related wisdom: the charismatic leader; fear of complexity; confirmation bias and the internet; fear of corporate and government conspiracies; filling the ignorance gap; and the nature of risk prediction. The authors argue that the health sciences are especially vulnerable to our innate resistance to integrate new concepts with pre-existing beliefs. This psychological difficulty of incorporating new information is on the cutting edge of neuroscience research; scientists have identified brain responses to new information
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Gorman, Sara E
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362.1
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Gorman, Jack M.
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  • Social medicine
  • Science
  • Skepticism
  • Belief and doubt (Psychology)
  • Denial (Psychology)
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
  • Belief and doubt
  • Denial (Psychology)
  • Science
  • Skepticism
  • Social medicine
  • Social Medicine
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adult
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why we ignore the facts that will save us
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Denying to the grave : why we ignore the facts that will save us, Sara E. Gorman, PhD, MPH, Jack M. Gorman, MD
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction -- Conspiracy theories -- Charismatic leaders -- Confirmation bias -- Causality and filling the ignorance gap -- Avoidance of complexity -- Risk perception and probability -- Conclusion
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ocn945357184
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25 cm
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x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780199396603
Lccn
2016018965
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)945357184
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Denying to the grave : why we ignore the facts that will save us, Sara E. Gorman, PhD, MPH, Jack M. Gorman, MD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Conspiracy theories -- Charismatic leaders -- Confirmation bias -- Causality and filling the ignorance gap -- Avoidance of complexity -- Risk perception and probability -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn945357184
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780199396603
Lccn
2016018965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945357184

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