Brian Donovan

Team member: Brian Donovan, (key personnel; research)

Organization: BSCS Science Learning

Currently lives:  Durango, CO


Experience or expertise/projects of note:

My focus areas are experimental methods, social cognition, genetics education, quantitative reasoning, causal reasoning, and motivated reasoning. Visit the Humane Genetics project website.

Reasons I’m excited about this project:

I have conducted research that explores how quantitative reasoning, causal reasoning, and motivated reasoning interact to influence climate change reasoning. Read more about this work in the article, “Complex influences of mechanistic knowledge, worldview, and quantitative reasoning on climate change discourse: Evidence for ideologically motivated reasoning among youth.”

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