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    Myths and Misinformation

    How does misinformation spread and how do we combat it? Psychological science sheds light on the mechanisms underlying misinformation and ‘fake news.’

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    Psychological science has played a leading role in busting misconceptions about sexual orientation and gender identity, and in changing people’s attitudes toward gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals

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