Cultural Cognition, Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem – Public lecture by Professor Dan Kahan (Yale University)

Professor Kahan will deliver a lecture entitled, Cultural Cognition, Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem.


In studies funded by the National Science Foundation, Professor Kahan and his collaborators have investigated public conflict over climate change, public reactions to emerging technologies, and public understandings of scientific consensus across disputed issues. Articles featuring the Project’s studies have appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed scholarly journals including the Journal of Risk Research, Judgment and Decision Making, Nature Climate Change, Science, and Nature.

This Project is currently engaged in field research that tests evidence-based strategies for promoting public engagement with climate science in Southeast Florida.

About Dan Kahan

Dan Kahan

Professor Dan Kahan


Prof Dan Kahan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is a member of the Cultural Cognition Project, an interdisciplinary team of scholars who use empirical methods to examine the impact of group values on perceptions of risk and science communication.




Lecture Details

Thursday, 14 August, 2014

6.00 – 7.00 pm


RMIT City Campus

Kaleide Theatre

360 Swanston St, Melbourne

Free event. All welcome. To RSVP please email:

More information

A link to lecture slides: Dan-Kahan Lecture slides

A link to Professor Dan Kahan’s reflections on his blog about the lecture: “What exactly is going on in their heads?” (And in mine?) Explaining “knowing disbelief” of climate change