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"How Metaphors Shape our Reasoning about Crime and other Social Issues"

Lera Boroditsky, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
  • "How Metaphors Shape our Reasoning about Crime and other Social Issues"
  • 2015-03-12T12:00:00-07:00
  • 2015-03-12T13:00:00-07:00
  • Lera Boroditsky, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
When
Mar 12, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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916-445-5100
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How Metaphors Shape our Reasoning about Crime and other Social Issues

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Lera Boroditsky
Associate Professor of Cognitive Science
University of California, San Diego

 

Metaphors pervade discussions of social issues like climate change, the economy, and crime. In experiments conducted in our lab we investigate how natural language metaphors shape the way people reason about such social issues.

Lera Boroditsky is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at UCSD and Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Cultural Psychology. She previously served on the faculty at MIT and at Stanford. Her research is on the relationships between mind, world, and language. She has been named one of 25 Visionaries changing the world by the Utne Reader, and is also a Searle Scholar, a McDonnell scholar, recipient of an NSF Career award, and an APA Distinguished Scientist lecturer.

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