Madly falling in love, devoting oneself to work, passion or idea... Whenever one need blinds a person to other needs, extreme behaviour comes into play. It can have many faces and is hardly uncommon, psychologists believe. They propose a new look at what extremisms are.
Want to convince a layman that experts are right? Without judging, ask them to explain the topic in detail. If they realize how little they know, there is a chance that they will soften their position and it will be easier for them to agree with experts, psychologists confirmed in a clever experiment referring to the Socrates method.
The US excels in attracting the best scientists from around the world, the UK strives to become a global innovation leader, France has an extensive network of advisors and scientific attachés. Political scientist Dr. Monika Szkarłat talks about the role of science diplomacy and the importance of science in foreign policy.