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  • Turn on the light on science

    A research-based guide to break down popular stereotypes about science and scientists

    Antonio Tintori , Rossella Palomba

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    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.

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    Tintori A. & Palomba R. 2017. Turn on the light on science: A research-based guide to break down popular stereotypes about science and scientists. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bba
    Tintori, A. and Palomba, R. (2017) Turn on the light on science: A research-based guide to break down popular stereotypes about science and scientists. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bba
    Tintori, Antonio, and Rossella Palomba. Turn on the Light on Science: A Research-Based Guide to Break down Popular Stereotypes about Science and Scientists. Ubiquity Press, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bba
    Tintori, A., & Palomba, R. (2017). Turn on the light on science: A research-based guide to break down popular stereotypes about science and scientists. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bba
    Tintori, Antonio, and Rossella Palomba. Turn on the Light on Science: A Research-based Guide to Break down Popular Stereotypes about Science and Scientists. London: Ubiquity Press, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bba




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    Published on Feb. 15, 2017

    Language

    English

    Pages:

    120

    ISBN
    EPUB 978-1-911529-06-4
    Mobi 978-1-911529-07-1
    Paperback 978-1-911529-04-0
    PDF 978-1-911529-05-7

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    https://doi.org/10.5334/bba


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