Dr. John Cook discusses the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking and how conspiracy theories are immune to evidence.
Published: November 11, 2020
How Repetition & Familiarity Influence Truth
Dr. Tom Stafford explores the relationship between the illusory truth and mere exposure effects and how each influences what we perceive as true.
Published: October 02, 2020
Dr. Alexander Douglas talks about the origins of scapegoating and the social and political function it serves.
Published: September 17, 2020
Using Science to Muddy the Waters
Dr. Cailin O'Connor explains how propagandists "fight science with science" to muddy the waters and raise doubt.
Published: September 16, 2020
When to Introduce Media Literacy?
Fiona Young Brown discusses the importance of media literacy education for both young and old.
Published: August 29, 2020
Dr. Nolan Higdon discusses hyper-partisanship, sensationalism in the media, and the weaponizing of "fake news."
Published: August 18, 2020