A TED talk by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences J. Marshall Shepherd is featured today on TED.com, 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview:
What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.
Dr. Shepherd is one of the most prolific experts in terms of public engagement in the history of the University of Georgia. From his service testifying to congressional committees to his writing at Forbes, his work as host of Weather Geeks to his current chairmanship of the NASA Earth Science Committee, he confidently honors his profession and distinguishes UGA and the Franklin College with his acumen, humility and thoughtfulness. We're barely touching the surface of his activities here, but all of this he brings into the classroom every semester as he shares with students at every level, helping launch careers and unlocking curiosity that lasts a lifetime. How lucky those students are to find him on the other side of a course number, and how lucky we are to call him one of our own.