Public Scholarship, Research Dissemination
Transcending Mental Models
Brian Southwell, Senior Director of Science in the Public Sphere at the Research Triangle Institute, delivers a two-part workshop series on translating research for audiences beyond the university. In particular, Southwell focuses on understanding how social and political opinions are formed and reformed. Audiences are not blank slates, but bring their own mental models – thoughts, ideas, opinions, experiences – to the conversation.