We are currently pursuing a number of distinct lines of research connected with the way in which the general public's epistemic orientation to science. Many of these projects focus on the public perceptions of anthropogenic climate change as a central case study. Some of our work in progress may be found below.
Papers Under Review
- "Denialism as Applied Skepticism," Matthew H. Slater, Joanna Huxster, Julia E. Bresticker (Bucknell ’17), Victor LoPiccolo (Bucknell ’18) [PDF]
- "Resilient Understanding: The Value of Seeing for Oneself,” Matthew H. Slater & Jason Leddington [PDF]
- "Understanding ‘Understanding’ in Public Understanding of Science,” Joanna Huxster, Matthew H. Slater, Jason Leddington, and six Bucknell Undergraduates. [PDF]
- “Attempts to Prime Intellectual Virtues for Understanding of Science: Failures to Inspire Intellectual Effort,” Joanna Huxster, Melissa Hopkins (Bucknell ’16), Julia E. Bresticker (Bucknell ’17), Matthew H. Slater, and Jason Leddington. [PDF]
Papers In Progress
- "Does Understanding the Social Structure of Science Predict Greater Trust in Science?" Joanna Huxster, Matthew H. Slater, and Julia E. Bresticker (Bucknell ’17)
- "Epistemic Weismannism: Producing versus Transferring Understanding," Matthew H. Slater & Joanna Huxster.