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Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts that Will Save Us

Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman

Abstract

Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong, that the evidence is incomplete, and that unidentified hazards lurk everywhere. In Denying to the Grave, Gorman and Gorman, a father-daughter team, explore the psychology of health science denial. Using several examples of such denial as test cases, they propose six key principles that may lead ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199396603
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199396603.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara E. Gorman, author

Jack M. Gorman, author