BPS Podcast: Why do people share false information?

I do hope that I’m not sharing false information, but I’m pretty sure I’m not: In this episode 29 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest our presenters Ginny Smith and Jon Sutton explore the psychology of misinformation. They hear about the factors that make people more or less likely to share misinformation,… Read More BPS Podcast: Why do people share false information?

People with depressive symptoms are more likely to believe false statements about COVID-19 vaccines

Some people think we are living in a time of misinformation, although they could be misinformed. Still, this study shows that adults with depressive symptoms were twice as likely to support misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Less surprising: people who endorsed false statements were half as likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19. And yes, these are… Read More People with depressive symptoms are more likely to believe false statements about COVID-19 vaccines

Interesting preprint: Social Media Use and Well-Being: What we Know and What We Need to Know

Sometimes it’s a bit of a strange situation that you find a new piece of research by someone you know through someone you know. I found this umbrella review by Patti Valkenburg via Dan Willingham. It’s a small world indeed. What is this preprint about? Research into the impact of social media use (SMU) on… Read More Interesting preprint: Social Media Use and Well-Being: What we Know and What We Need to Know