Understanding Our Minds And Our Worldview

All of us tend to create a 'worldview' to interpret what is happening around us and we often filter out information that challenges that 'worldview' through what has been called 'cultural cognition.' 

On this themed site you can find a discussion with Dan Kahan from Yale Law School's Cultural Cognition Project. Another video is describing how cultural cognition influences our opinion about climate change. Then you can find a video about the „Cultural History Database Initiative“. Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling explain in the next video: How not to be ignorant about the world and finally you can find a video a about Russian philosophy and world view. 

Here you can attend a WEBINAR: “Understanding Our Minds & Our Worldview” organised by GlobalNet21: http://www.meetup.com/de/GlobalNet21/events/224853152/

Dan Kahan: How cultural values shape beliefs and perceptions of risk

A member of Yale Law School's Cultural Cognition Project, Professor Kahan examines how our cultural values shape our beliefs and perceptions of risk. 

Climate Change and Cultural Cognition

Are global warming deniers just uneducated or stupid? This paper examines two competing models of why people would dispute the conclusion of 97% of the world's climatologists. Is it simply a matter of lacking knowledge and critical thinking?

Cultural History Database Initiative

The 'Cultural History Database Initiative' refers to a broad set of projects including the Seshat Databank hosted by the Evolution Institute and the SSHRC-funded Database of Religious History (DRH).

Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know.