Op-ed: We’re really bad at judging risk to kids. We’re really good at judging parents.
- December 16, 2016
- Courtesy of social scientists Kyle Stanford, Barbara Sarnecka and Ashley Thomas, featured in The Washington Post, Dec. 16, 2016
P. Kyle Stanford, professor and chair of logic and philosophy of science, Barbara
W. Sarnecka, associate professor of cognitive sciences and Ashley J. Thomas, cognitive
sciences graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, [write]: In a recent
study we conducted at the University of California, Irvine, we found striking evidence
that our fears about the dangers of leaving children unsupervised have become inflated
in recent years (even as the actual risks of doing so have declined) simply because
the practice has become socially unacceptable.
For the full story, please visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/12/16/were-really-bad-at-judging-risk-to-kids-were-really-good-at-judging-parents/?utm_term=.7e721d022d7a.