Denying To The Grave

Denying to the Grave
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Total Pages 328
ISBN 9780199396603
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Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong, that the evidence is incomplete, and that unidentified hazards lurk everywhere. In Denying to the Grave, Gorman and Gorman, a father-daughter team, explore the psychology of health science denial. Using several examples of such denial as test cases, they propose six key principles that may lead individuals to reject "accepted" health-related wisdom: the charismatic leader; fear of complexity; confirmation bias and the internet; fear of corporate and government conspiracies; causality and filling the ignorance gap; and the nature of risk prediction. The authors argue that the health sciences are especially vulnerable to our innate resistance to integrate new concepts with pre-existing beliefs. This psychological difficulty of incorporating new information is on the cutting edge of neuroscience research, as scientists continue to identify brain responses to new information that reveal deep-seated, innate discomfort with changing our minds. Denying to the Grave explores risk theory and how people make decisions about what is best for them and their loved ones, in an effort to better understand how people think when faced with significant health decisions. This book points the way to a new and important understanding of how science should be conveyed to the public in order to save lives with existing knowledge and technology.

Denying to the Grave
  • Author : Sara E. Gorman,Lieber Professor and Vice-Chair for Research Department of Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons Jack M Gorman, M.D.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01

Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong,

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Denying to the Grave
  • Author : Jack M. Gorman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021

"This chapter addresses the complicated topic of conspiracy theories. This topic is complicated because a conspiracy theory is not prima facie wrong. Yet one of the hallmarks of false scientific beliefs is the claim by their adherents that they are the victims of profiteering, deceit, and cover-ups by conglomerates variously

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Denying to the Grave
  • Author : Jack M. Gorman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021

"This chapter addresses the complicated topic of conspiracy theories. This topic is complicated because a conspiracy theory is not prima facie wrong. Yet one of the hallmarks of false scientific beliefs is the claim by their adherents that they are the victims of profiteering, deceit, and cover-ups by conglomerates variously

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The Denial of Death
  • Author : ERNEST. BECKER
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05

Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the 'why' of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie - man's

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The Enigma of Reason
  • Author : Hugo Mercier,Dan Sperber
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17

If reason is so useful and reliable, why didn’t it evolve in other animals and why do humans produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber argue that reason is not geared to solitary use. It evolved to help justify our beliefs to others, evaluate their

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I Spit on Your Grave
  • Author : David Maguire
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27

There is no denying that Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave (1978) deserves its title as one of the most controversial films ever made. While many condemn it as misogynistic, others praise it for raising uncomfortable issues about sexual violence. While its reputation as a cult film has undoubtedly

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The Influential Mind
  • Author : Tali Sharot
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19

A cutting-edge, research-based inquiry into how we influence those around us and how understanding the brain can help us change minds for the better. In The Influential Mind, neuroscientist Tali Sharot takes us on a thrilling exploration of the nature of influence. We all have a duty to affect others—

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Anti Vax
  • Author : Bernice L. Hausman
  • Publisher : ILR Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15

Antivaxxers are crazy. That is the perception we all gain from the media, the internet, celebrities, and beyond, writes Bernice Hausman in Anti/Vax, but we need to open our eyes and ears so that we can all have a better conversation about vaccine skepticism and its implications. Hausman argues

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Intent to Deceive
  • Author : Linda Melvern
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25

A shocking exposé of genocide denial It is twenty-five years since the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi of Rwanda when in the course of three terrible months more than 1 million people were murdered. In the intervening years a pernicious campaign has been waged by the perpetrators to deny this crime, with

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The Worm at the Core
  • Author : Sheldon Solomon,Jeff Greenberg,Thomas A. Pyszczynski
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015

Demonstrates how an unconscious fear of death motivates nearly all human goals, behaviors and cultures, examining the role of mortality awareness in prompting social unrest and war.

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Godsgrave
  • Author : Jay Kristoff
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05

The second thrilling installment of the award-winning Nevernight Chronicle, from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. In a land where three suns almost never set, a ruthless assassin continues her quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades

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The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
  • Author : Darynda Jones
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series, The Trouble with Twelfth Grave. Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the

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Every Sky a Grave
  • Author : Jay Posey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20

"The first novel in an exciting new series, Every Sky a Grave is a thrilling space epic following a powerful woman who can destroy planets with a single word and who is suddenly faced with an adversary that threatens the entire known universe. Mankind has conquered the galaxy. Since decoding

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Industrial Strength Denial
  • Author : Barbara Freese
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16

How corporate denial harms our world and continues to threaten our future. Corporations faced with proof that they are hurting people or the planet have a long history of denying evidence, blaming victims, complaining of witch hunts, attacking their critics' motives, and otherwise rationalizing their harmful activities. Denial campaigns have

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The Madhouse Effect
  • Author : Michael E. Mann,Tom Toles
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play

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