Identity | Dan Kahan

Professor of Law and Psychology, Yale University

Dan Kahan's identity-related work has focused on “identity protective cognition”, which refers to the tendency of individuals to unconsciously dismiss evidence that does not reflect the beliefs that predominate in their group. This is also sometimes called “motivated reasoning”. More broadly, he studies various topics related to risk perceptions and science communication in the context of decision-making.

In this two-minute video, Dan shares his perspective on defining and studying STEM identity. The interview was 30 minutes in total—read all of Dan's responses in the full transcript.

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