Misinformation and Social Behaviour Lab

School of Psychology, Deakin University

About the lab

The Misinformation and Social Behaviour 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 and bringing about changes in social behaviours.

Specifically, we aim to:

  • Uncover the factors that contribute to misinformation and false beliefs in society.
  • Examine the determinants of people’s engagements in social behaviours
  • Understand what works in persuasive messages
  • Augment social psychological intervention capacity in the School of Psychology
  • Promote open, reproducible research practices.
  • Champion the value of psychology to everyday life.

Lab Members

Visit the pets page for information about the pets of the misinformation lab.


PhD Students

Friends of the Lab


Visit the alumni page for a list of all students who have worked in the lab.

For information about training opportunities in the lab visit our training page.

4th year 2021

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