We are currently pursuing a number of distinct, specific lines of research connected with the way in which the general public's epistemic orientation to science — many of them focused 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
- "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
- "Understanding the Scientific Enterprise: Development and Validation of a Novel Scientific Literacy Measure (SSSI)," Joanna Huxster & Matthew H. Slater
- "Rethinking Scientific Literacy," Matthew H. Slater & Joanna Huxster
- "Does Understanding the Social Structure of Science Predict Greater Trust in Science?" Joanna Huxster, Matthew H. Slater, and Julia E. Bresticker (Bucknell ’17)
- "Specific and General Strategies of Denial," Joanna Huxster, Matthew H. Slater, Julia E. Bresticker (Bucknell ’17), Victor LoPiccolo (Bucknell ’18)
- "Epistemic Weismannism: Producing versus Transferring Understanding," Matthew H. Slater & Joanna Huxster.