Featured FIGs: Music in World Culture: Africa, Oregon Outside, Risky Business

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This FIG engages in the process involved in advancing cross-cultural understanding through the art of African music-dance study.

This FIG evaluates the landforms and mountains of Oregon, their tectonic processes of formation and their modification by the surface processes of weather and erosion.

Why are many people more afraid of flying than they are of driving when flying is actually much safer? How is it that there is widespread misunderstanding on the benefits of vaccinations or the preponderance of evidence for climate change? Drawing on insights from psychology, behavioral economics sheds some light on how both individuals and societies sometimes approach decisions involving uncertainty in ways that defy traditional models of rationality.