[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160103596]
Researchers Dr Ullrich Ecker; Prof Stephan Lewandowsky; Prof Gordon Brown
Brief description The project aims to develop a psychological theory of misinformation effects. Misinformation influences people’s memory, reasoning and decision-making even after corrections – it thus poses a significant challenge for science and society. Through the combination of systematic experimentation with theory-driven computational modelling, the project will strive to concurrently consider individual-level cognition and the impact of sociocultural context. It is anticipated that this novel integrative approach will substantially expand our understanding of misinformation effects, and that this theoretical progress will result in the formulation of specific communication strategies to reduce the impact of misinformation on society.
Funding Amount $434,200
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects