APS White Paper: Countering Misinformation with Psychological Science

This white paper is a collection of the best and most relevant psychological science research on misinformation.

APS White Paper: Countering Misinformation with Psychological Science

This white paper is a collection of the best and most relevant psychological science research on misinformation.

Resources on Combating Misinformation

At a casual glance, stories based on misinformation may seem plausible and even contain kernels of truth. This is merely a semblance, however, as closer, more critical examination reveals. Without such careful scrutiny, misinformation hobbles public understanding of critical topics such as climate change, vaccine efficacy, election integrity, and more. Psychological science forms the basis for recognizing and combating misinformation, as illustrated in the resources contained in this collection.

The latest addition to this collection is a new white paper, Countering Misinformation with Psychological Science. This publication is a collection of the best and most relevant psychological science research on misinformation. Its objective is to help stakeholders and the public better evaluate and communicate news and information regardless of its source and emotional impact.

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