Meta-analysis reveals that accuracy nudges have little to no effect for US conservatives: Regarding Pennycook et al. (2020).

According to recent work, subtly nudging people to think about accuracy can reduce the sharing of COVID-19 misinformation online (Pennycook et al., 2020). The authors argue that inattention to accuracy is a key factor behind the sharing of …

How social media shapes polarization

Why Facebook really, really doesn’t want to discourage extremism

How Can Psychological Science Help Counter the Spread of Fake News?

In recent years, interest in the psychology of fake news has rapidly increased. We outline the various interventions within psychological science aimed at countering the spread of fake news and misinformation online, focusing primarily on corrective …

Op-Ed: Why theater makes us better people. Bring it back

National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a devastating global health crisis. Without a vaccine or effective medication, the best hope for mitigating virus transmission is collective behavior change and support for public health interventions (e.g., physical …

Why People Ignore Facts

The power of framing: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it