Note: This post originally linked to a 50-minute presentation by Dan Kahan (Yale Law School) on cultural cognition and how it effects people’s perceptions of evidence, which is no longer available online.
There is also an associated paper, available as pdf: “Cultural Cognition of Scientific Consensus” by Dan M. Kahan, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Donald Braman, Journal of Risk Research, Vol. 14, pp. 147-74, 2011, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 205