This article provides an overview of different types of uncertainty and how metacognition, or “thinking about thinking,” can help us manage the anxiety that arises from uncertainty.
This article provides an overview of what uncertainty is, what happens in the brain when we feel uncertainty, and how long-term uncertainty experienced by an entire population (e.g., the COVID-19 pandemic) might affect community health
Dr. Zakary Tormala talks about what certainty is, how it affects people’s choices and resistance to change, and how the research about certainty and uncertainty can inform best practices in persuasion.
This article discusses the prevalence of uncertainty in healthcare, emphasizing the impact it has on evidence-based medicine, shared decision making, and patient-centered care.
Uncertainty introduces substantial complexity to the decision-making process for patients, impacting their emotional wellbeing, the quality of their decisions, and their overall experience with healthcare.
This article summarizes key takeaways from a panel discussion hosted by Boston University’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy and Research (CEID).
This peer-reviewed article investigates whether openly communicating scientific uncertainty undermines trust in facts or in communicators.
This peer-reviewed article discusses the importance of effectively communicating uncertainty in science and decision-making.
This video by Science Forward, an open educational resource from The City University of New York (CUNY) and the Macaulay honors Collage, developed to help teach science principles.
This article discusses uncertainty as a fundamental aspect of human life and how uncertainty is linked to both positive and negative affect.