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Author Tintori, Antonio, author.

Title Turn on the light on science : a research-based guide to break down popular stereotypes about science and scientists / Antonio Tintori and Rossella Palomba.

Publication Info. London : Ubiquity Press, 2017.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 103 pages) : colour illustrations
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Note Resource simultaneously available in PDF, EPUB format, and Mobi format.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-103).
Contents Introduction. Light : a project, a format, a method, an event -- The most common stereotypes about science and scientists : what scholars know -- How to undo stereotypes about scientists and science -- How to undo young people's stereotypes about scientists and science -- Can people really change their opinion about scientists? -- Did we make a difference?
Note PDF version (viewed Apr. 6, 2017).
Summary "Scientists deserve public recognition. The ways that they are depicted, however, are severely limited in physical and personal traits, helping to establish and enhance stereotypes under the general title of 'scientist'. These stereotypes range from the arrogant researcher who wants to rule the world, to the lab coat wearing 'nerdy' genius, but all generally fall to an extreme view of an existing perception of what a scientist should look and be like. For example, the popular image of 'a scientist' overlooks the presence of women almost entirely unless attributed to specific subjects and/or with narrow character depictions. The implications can be far-reaching. Young people, being heavily swayed by what they see and hear in the media, may avoid scientific careers because of these limited or unflattering portrayals of the scientific community, regardless of whether they reflect real life. Based on findings from the Light'13 project, this book examines such stereotypes and questions whether it is possible to adjust people's perception of scientists and to increase interest in science and scientific careers through a series of specific actions and events."
Subject Scientists -- Public opinion.
Science -- Public opinion.
Science -- Social aspects.
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Careers guidance.
Gender studies, gender groups.
Gender studies: women.
Popular beliefs and controversial knowledge.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Science & Technology Policy.
Science -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01108351
Science -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01108360
Scientists -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01108923
Stereotypes (Social psychology) (OCoLC)fst01431521
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Palomba, Rossella, author.
Other Form: Print version 9781911529040
ISBN 9781911529057 (electronic bk.)
1911529056 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.5334/bba doi
UKMGB 019437730

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