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The prevalence of unfounded beliefs (e.g. supernatural or conspiracy beliefs) remains an important issue due to their negative consequences in various domains. Interventions were shown to reduce supernatural beliefs only when addressing pseudoscientific ones. Based on these findings, we designed a single session intervention aiming to teach partici...
L’éducation à l’esprit critique des élèves fait aujourd’hui partie intégrante des prescriptions officielles de l’Éducation Nationale française. En parallèle, la formation des enseignants à l’esprit critique se développe dans de nombreuses académies, ce qui pose la question des effets de ces formations, mais également de la manière dont sont formés...
Abstract: Perception of randomness, patterns in visual noise, and coincidences have been associated with propensity to endorse paranormal and conspiracist beliefs. There is, however, controversial evidence about the relationships and related explanatory paths. Whereas some studies report a strong association between pattern and randomness perceptio...
The prevalence of unfounded beliefs (UB; e.g. supernatural or conspiracy beliefs) remains an important issue due to their negative consequences in various domains. Interventions were shown to reduce supernatural UB only when addressing pseudoscientific beliefs. Based on these findings, we designed a single session intervention aiming to teach parti...
Face to an endlessly information stream, teaching critical thinking is of primary importance in order to allow people to distinguish scientific from pseudoscientific contents, to evaluate health informations, to detect commercial or political lies, or to prevent ideological intrusions into science as for creationism. It is a truly learning of an in...
- clarify what is meant by critical thinking: what is critical thinking? What form has it taken over time? What philosophical and scientific currents have seized them? - How has this teaching become an official prescription in the French education system? - assess the effectiveness of this teaching in French school