Chris Mooney has reposted a couple very interesting articles at his Discover magazine Intersection blog. They lead us to posts from his Desmogblog.
One of the eminent scholars in the field is Dan Kahan of the Yale Law School where he runs the Cultural Cognition Project. Another was the late Mary Douglas.
I keep thinking there ought to be an undegrad, if not high school, course on "Critical Thinking, Scientific Method, and the Psychology of Belief," but where to begin?