New study analyzes why people are resistant to correcting misinformation, offers solutions
September 20, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Childhood vaccines do not cause autism. President Obama was born in the United States. Global warming is confirmed by science. And yet, many people believe claims to the contrary.
In a study appearing in the current issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, researchers from the University of Michigan, University of Western Australia and University of Queensland examined factors that cause people to resist correcting misinformation. (more…)