Science Skeptics Often Suffer From Overconfidence
The study surveyed thousands of Americans online, quizzing them on scientific facts and soliciting their opinions on eight contested topics, including the COVID-19 vaccine. The researchers found that respondents who answered more factual questions correctly
Myths About Abortion and Women’s Mental Health Are Widespread, Experts Say
It’s an unfounded message experts say is repeated again and again: Having an abortion may damage a woman’s mental health, perhaps for years. “There’s so much misinformation, so many myths about abortion. Abortion will lead
I Don’t Care If It’s Fake News, I Believe It
“Max” Bai talks about the research on misinformation he presented at the 2022 APS Annual Convention earlier this year.
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Vaccinating Against Bunk: Curbing Viral Misinformation
Online games and nudges aim to curb viral misinformation around vaccines and more.
Past Imperfect: Exploring the Challenges—and the Promise—of Memory’s Malleability
While many researchers continue to wrestle with the extent to which our memories can be relied on, others are exploring how this malleability can be harnessed to improve well-being.