Sara Gottlieb

I am a PhD student in cognition at UC Berkeley working with Tania Lombrozo. I study how adults think about knowledge and explanations. Much of my work is motivated by the big question, "Why don't people believe in science?" More specifically, I look at what types of questions people tend to think science can or cannot answer, why people sometimes consider some topics - like romantic love or religious belief - as beyond scientific understanding, and how these epistemic intuitions influence moral judgment and everyday decision-making. I have also looked at how awe relates to religion but also promotes scientific thinking. I am involved with Sinai and Synapses, a group of clergy and scientists that seek to elevate the dialog surrounding science and religion.

You can find my CV here.