The Center for Values Presents a Discussion with Dr. Maya Goldenberg
Health professionals, political pundits, and concerned members of the public struggle to make sense of community resistance to scientific claims such as the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccinations. Commentators have combed through the psychology literature in search of a reason to explain the resistance to ideas backed by overwhelming scientific evidence. Recent research from political scientists suggests educational interventions are ineffective in changing anti-vaccine beliefs.
While poor understanding of vaccine science and misinformation about vaccine safety could presumably be corrected by educational interventions the cognitive barriers purportedly at play are thought to indicate that anti-science convictions are too deeply entrenched. Dr. Goldenberg will discuss vaccine safety pundits' recent adoption of this framework for understanding vaccine hesitancy and how psychology suggests productive means for overcoming psychological barriers to changing deeply held beliefs.
It’s hard to leave home sometimes—trust us, we know. But District at Greenville in Dallas, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
UTDallas Jonsson Performance Hall
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080