What accounts for resistance to science-backed evidence and vulnerability to misinformation and conspiracy theories? Takeaways from an integrative science symposium at APS’s 2023 International Convention of Psychological Science.
Podcast: How can our habits of thinking make us vulnerable to deception? How can we spot deception before it’s too late? Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris answer these questions and more, drawing from their new book: Nobody's Fool: Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do About It.
Sometimes the words we choose say more than we intend. New research on a fact-checked collection of tweets from former president Donald Trump uncovered telltale word choices when he was being deliberately misleading. [Video Included]
Is there anything we can do to change the minds of people to follow medical advice and get vaccinated? To help us unravel these vexing questions, Under the Cortex welcomes author and psychologist Dr. Stuart Vyse.
Explaining the meaning of “scientific consensus” may counter false beliefs about the safety of genetically modified foods. This same approach, however, is less effective in convincing skeptics that climate change is real and caused by humans.
Perhaps the best known personality test is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This episode takes a deep dive into the skeptical side of this topic with Dan McAdams, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University.
Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory.
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.
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.