As the world faces unprecedented crises (climate change, pandemics, mass extinction, etc.), reliance on scientific knowledge and the implementation of evidenced-based policies is more necessary than ever. Unfortunately, anti-science beliefs and attitudes are surging in many parts of the world, undermining efforts to respond effectively to these crises. This symposium focuses on understanding the psychological underpinnings and consequences of these beliefs and attitudes. Speakers also examine the role of disinformation and conspiracy theories.
Chair: Olivier Klein, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Speakers: Myrto Pantazi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Karen M. Douglas, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Matthew J. Hornsey, The University of Queensland, Australia
Sander van der Linden, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom