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Over the past two weeks our 4th year students have been presenting their thesis progress to the lab. They did a fantastic job explaining the background to their projects and the plans for the remainder of the year. We were lucky enough to have some other staff members from the School of Psychology come along to see our students present and they were all very impressed with the quality of the work our students are doing.

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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.

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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.

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Eddie Clarke, Anna Klas, and Emily Kothe will all be heading over to Wellington for SASP2018 in early April.

We will be presenting some hot off the press data related to projects we’ve run over the last 12 months. If you’re coming to SASP we look forward to seeing you there, if not never fear we’ll keep your up to date so you don’t miss out.

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The Misinformation Lab is very excited about the nine 4th year students who will be joining us this year.

Welcome guys, looking forward to meeting everyone at our next lab meeting.

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Congratulations to Eddie Clarke on formally graduating his PhD today.

Dr Clarke’s thesis “Climate Change Denial: The Effects of Ideological Polarisation and Threat” used system justification theory and political ideology to understand sub-types of climate change denial.

We’re very happy to welcome Dr Clarke to the academy and look forward to working with him for years to come.

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With 2018 in full swing, Misinformation Lab members have been putting the finishing touches on our offering of 4th-year research projects for 2018. We’ve got an exciting set of projects on offer covering climate change denial, vaccine hesitancy, pro-environmental behaviour, and message framing. We’re also very excited to be offering structured training in social and health psychology methods for our 4th-year students this year. This will ensure our students gain skills across a number of research methods commonly used within our lab.

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