People predominantly behave in ways that are consistent with their beliefs and values, but increasingly misinformation poses threats to people’s capacity to achieve their goals. Misinformation and false beliefs affect a range of domains including vaccine hesitancy, climate change denial, and political engagement, and therefore represents a serious challenge to modern society.
The Misinformation Lab aims to develop and test theories regarding the spread of and vulnerability to false beliefs, as well as developing and evaluating scalable strategies for addressing misinformation in society.
Specifically, we aim to:
Uncover the factors that contribute to misinformation and false beliefs in society.
Understand what works in persuasive messages, communicating science and reducing misinformation.
Augment social psychological intervention capacity in the School of Psychology.
Promote open, reproducible research practices.
Champion the value of psychology to everyday life.
Current and Past Members of the Misinformation Lab
Anna Jackson and Madison Matthews
Andy Head and George Loram
Raissa Donadon Berne and Imogen Russell-Head
Kate Adamson and Ian Benjamin
Led by Eddie Clarke and Emily Kothe
Maddie will be completing a Master of Applied Science on the topic “Investigating How Social Norms and Vegan Stereotypes Contribute Towards Motivation to Reduce Animal Product Consumption” under the supervision of Emily Kothe, Anna Klas, and Mathew Ling and starts her candidature today.
The award is for Anna’s PhD thesis entitled “Pro-environmentalism: Environmentalist Social Identity, Environmentalist Stereotypes, and Green Consumerism Engagement” which she submitted in October 2016 and graduated from in June 2017.
I'm a bit late to the party but my #sasp2018 talk "What can say what: Investigating source and message effects in climate change communications" can now be found on the SASP2018 OSF page here https://t.co/9hdLzmu6wB along with all other talks here https://t.co/YbzdWVhNud— Dr Anna Klas (@annaklas_) April 23, 2018
My talk from #sasp2018 "Investigating the short-term familiarity backfire effect in the context of vaccination" is now available on the SASP2018 OSF Meeting Repo. My talk here: https://t.co/usaNx8boDV but access all the talks uploaded so far at https://t.co/4ARyOUFw3M— Dr Emily Kothe (@emilyandthelime) April 17, 2018