COVID-19

Misinformation on social media is not a new problem, but we may never have felt its impact so strongly as in 2020. That’s because this year misinformation has contributed to the death of thousands from coronavirus. The problem of combating incorrect health advice has seemed insurmountable. But now new research suggests that More

APS Member/Author: Roxane Cohen Silver As a psychological scientist who investigates how individuals and communities respond to collective traumas, I study human resilience in a range of situations—from earthquakes and hurricanes to mass violence and war. Shortly after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, I sat More