Online games and nudges aim to curb viral misinformation around vaccines and more.
Lesson plans on science denial and the benefits of sleep.
Through a variety of efforts—including the APS COVID-19 global initiative and a new white paper for policymakers, the scientific community, the media, and the public—APS and its members are researching and combating misinformation.
Karen Douglas, a professor of social psychology at the University of Kent, studies the psychology of conspiracy theories.
A confrontational approach to resolving conflicts may serve to entrench opposing views.
Podcast interview on conspiracy theories and how they have materialized in the era of COVID-19.
What does psychological science have to say about conspiracy theories, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? [May 27, 2020]
This collection of Flash Talks from the 2021 APS Virtual Convention highlights students’ and early-career researchers’ work on misinformation and combating widely held misconceptions in psychological science and beyond.
This resource draws from research published in APS journals and other sources, along with interviews with several psychological scientists.
A psychological study in Europe has overturned some long held assumptions about people who hold conspiracy-beliefs.
Childhood vaccines do not cause autism. Global warming is confirmed by science. And yet, many people believe claims to the contrary. Why does misinformation stick?
People may use the term "fake news" to satisfy their need for structure in the world.
"Max” Bai talks about the research on misinformation he presented at the 2022 APS Annual Convention in Chicago.
Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal.
Research shows that conspiracy theories may appeal to people looking to make sense of random events and to alleviate social alienation. But those beliefs may reinforce those motives instead of fulfilling them.
Statement by APS Executive Director Robert Gropp on the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Overcoming anti-science beliefs will require proactive public-awareness and issue-management campaigns.