Nanotechnology Project


Biased Assimilation, Polarization, and Cultural Credibility: An Experimental Study of Nanotechnology Risk Perceptions

PEN Brief No. 3

Dan M. Kahan, Paul Slovic, Donald Braman, John Gastil, Geoffrey Cohen, Douglas Kysar


The study was based on experiments involving some 1,600 American adults and was carried out by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School — an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Yale University, the University of Washington, The George Washington University, Cornell University, and Decision Research in Eugene, Oregon.

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