Using a cognitive network model of moral and social beliefs to explain belief change

  title={Using a cognitive network model of moral and social beliefs to explain belief change},
  author={Jonas Dalege and Tamara van der Does},
  journal={Science Advances},
Skepticism toward childhood vaccines and genetically modified food has grown despite scientific evidence of their safety. Beliefs about scientific issues are difficult to change because they are entrenched within many interrelated moral concerns and beliefs about what others think. We propose a cognitive network model that estimates network ties between all interrelated beliefs to calculate the overall dissonance and interdependence. Using a probabilistic nationally representative longitudinal… 



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