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IN THE NEWS

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Numbers can trip you up during the pandemic – here are 4 tips to help you figure out tricky stats (2021, April 27th)

  • Source: The Conversation

Because Leaders Need to Know how to Lead with Evidence (2021, April 20th)

  • Source: Why Social Science

To tackle pandemic, Biden must overcome distrust and division (2020, November 13th)

  • Source: Science Magazine

No ‘get out of COVID-jail free card’: Why you should take test results with a grain of salt (2020, November 2nd)

  • Source: Daily Emerald

UO professor tweets to spread awareness about COVID-19 risks (2020, October 23rd)

  • Source: KEZI News

Employers Need to Reinvent Retiring-Savings Match (2020, October 19th)

  • Source: Harvard Business Review

Gov. Kate Brown's eyes are on Lane County (2020, October 16th)

  • Source: Eugene Weekly

If I am already dizzy from all the corona numbers, how is that for people who are less good with numbers? (2020, October 16th)

  • Source: deVolkskrant

Are you immune if you test positive for COVID-19 antibodies? (2020, October 8th)

  • Source: Museum of Natural and Cultural History - Ideas on Tap

Getting COVID Isn't Cool (2020, October 8th)

  • Source: Eugene Weekly

Five UO Experts on COVID-19 (2020, July 15th)

  • Source: University of Oregon

Keynote: Statistics stalking and the highly numerate in the time of COVID-19 (2020, July 16th)

  • Source: Virtual Media Psychology Symposium

Confusion Reigns Nationwide Amid Conflicting Coronavirus Rules (2020 July 26th)

  • Source: National Public Radio

In Pandemic, Green Doesn't Mean "Go". How Did Public Health Guidance Get So Muddled? (2020, August 4th)

  • Source: NPR

Life is Now a Game of Risk, Here is How your Brain is Processing It (2020, August 4th)

  • Source: Elemental

Why are we so confused about what is safe? How did the message get so muddled? (2020, July 13th)

  • Source: WHYY News

How the Psychology of Pandemic Behavior Can Help Guide Containment Strategies (2020, Jun 29th)

  • Source: KQED News

For This Psychologist, the Coronavirus Offers a Unique Opportunity to Study Ourselves (2020, May 21st)

  • Source: Discover Magazine

Returning to Normal Mindset May Be Difficult After Pandemic (2020, April 24th)

  • Source: KEZI News

Social Scientists Scramble to Study Pandemic, in Real Time (2020, April 8th)

  • Source: Science Magazine

Is Obsessing Over Daily Coronavirus Statistics Counterproductive? (2020, March 12th)

  • Source: The New York Times

Americans Still Trust Doctors and Scientists During a Public Health Crisis (2020, March 3rd)

  • Source: The Conversation Magazine

GRAPHIC WARNING LABELS ON CIGARETTE PACKAGES

Smokers Good at Math are More Likely to Want to Quit (2020, June 22nd)

  • Source: Ohio State News

Let Smokers See the Warning They Need (2016, June 3)

  • Source: The New York Times.

Shocking images on cigarette packs can impact smoking behaviour: U.S. study (2016, January 3)

  • Source: CTV News.

Graphic cigarette labels really do work (2016, January 4)

  • Source: Philadelphia Inquirer.

Smokers are more likely to quit if they see disgusting images of what smoking does (2015, December 23)

  • Source: New York Daily News.

Smoking bans, taxes encourage quitting, study finds (2015, December 23)

  • Source: Columbus Dispatch.

Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes Help Smokers Consider Quitting (2015, December 23)

  • Source: U.S. News & World Report.

MEDICAL DECISION MAKING

RISK PERCEPTIONS

CAIDe Lab Researcher Brittany Shoots-Reinhard Joins Distracted Driving Task Force (2018, October 9)

  • Source: OSU College of Arts and Sciences

How Managers can Help Employees Avoid Distracted Driving (2018, June 5)

  • Source: Three60

Look and See: Motorcycles are Everywhere (2018, May)

  • Source: American Motorcyclist

Why We Don’t Wear Seat Belts in Cabs (Even Though We Know Better) (2015, November 6)

  • Source: Yahoo Health.

The Complicated Truth About Children and Drowning: How can something so preventable happen so disturbingly often?(2015, March)

  • Source: Houstonia.

It’s my belief and I’m sticking to it. (2014, October 23)

  • Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Asymmetric stupidity. (2014, April 7)

  • Source: The New York Times.

Note: Response article to the article below.

How Politics Makes Us Stupid. (2014, April 6)

  • Source: Vox.

The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are. (2013, November 1)

  • Source: National Public Radio.

Politics Makes You Bad At Math? Bias Clouds Analytical Judgment, Study Suggests. (2013, October 10)

  • Source: Huffington Post.

Political beliefs affect objectivity. (2013, September 24)

  • Source: Yale Daily News.

Risk school. (2009, October 29)

  • Source: Nature, 461(29).

IMPLICATIONS OF NUMERACY DIFFERENCES IN THE POPULATION

The Innumerati. Do the Numbers Add Up? (2020, August 5th)

  • Source: Psychology Today

UO Prof Demonstrates the Misunderstanding and Misuse of Numbers (2020, July 6)

  • Source: The Jefferson Exchange

The Four Horsemen of Numeric Knowledge Resistance (2019, November 22nd)

  • Source: Framtidsstudier

Yes, What you Learned in Math Class Adds up to Winning in Real Life (2017, July 13)

  • Source: Moneyish

More Evidence That Intelligence is Malleable (2015, March 26)

  • Source: Pacific Standard Magazine.

More school, more challenging assignments add up to higher IQ scores (2015, March 24)

  • Source: Penn State.

There’s More Than One Way to Be Good at Math (2014, December 11)

  • Source: Pacific Standard Magazine.

Study: Personal Math Assessment Can Determine Financial Competencies (2014, December 11)

  • Source: ABC Radio.

It Pays to Think You’re Good at Math, Even If You Aren’t (2014, December 10)

  • Source: New York Magazine.

It Doesn’t Add Up: People Who Say They Are Good at Math, But Aren’t (2014, December 9)

  • Source: OSU News.

What’s the Value of a Dollar? It Depends on How You Perceive Numbers. (2014, March 21)

  • Source: Association for Psychological Science.

Politics Makes Poor Quantitative Skills of Newly Insured May Affect Ability to Manage Medications. (2013, August 9)

  • Source: American Society for Health Systems Pharmacists.

Numeracy: The educational gift that keeps on giving (2012, February 9)

  • Source: Association for Psychological Science.

Americans stumble on math of big issues (2012, January 7)

  • Source: The Wall Street Journal.

The link between education and living longer (2010, September 24)

  • Source: The Huffington Post.

How schooling leads to good health(2010, September 2)

  • Source: Association for Psychological Science.

Numbed by the numbers: Tragedies in the news.  (2007, July 17)

  • Source: National Public Radio.

CLIMATE CHANGE

OTHER ADULT DECISION MAKING

Why this OSU study is a must-read for providers (2016, July 4)

  • Source: McKnights

A Good Mood May Boost Seniors’ Brain Power (2013, February 4)

  • Source: HealthDay

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Memory. (2013, May)

  • Source: O, The Oprah Magazine

NSF Science Now 11.  (2013, April 15)

  • Source: National Science Foundation Science 360.

The fine line between shared and manipulated medical decisions (2011, November 11)

  • Source: The Huffington Post.

Sage or just age (2007, September 18)

  • Source: The Situationist.

AFFECT

The batman shooting: The trouble with acting too fast. (2012, July)

  • Source: The Daily Beast.

The Euro crisis in ourselves. (2012, June)

  • Source: Wall Street Journal.

The mechanics of choice. (2012, January)

  • Source: Association for Psychological Science.

Becoming compassionately numb. (2011, October 1)

  • Source: The New York Times.

Forget logic; fear appears to have edge. (2008, October 7)

  • Source: The New York Times.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

APA member chairs FDA risk communication advisory committee. (2011, December)

  • Source: American Psychological Association.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

The Power of Decision Making (2020, November 6th)

  • Source: "The Power of" Podcast, Episode 1

UO Study Finds New Links to Dehumanization of Immigrants (2020, April 23rd)

  • Source: University of Oregon

How math skills plus confidence equals better judgment on health, money (2019, September 29)

  • Source: The Washington Post 

Are you listening when we do the numbers? (2016, August 12)

  • Source: Marketplace.

Views on bias can be biased (2015, October 26)

  • Source: ScienceNews.

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