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(Virtual Service) Mind the Misinformation: Reasons We Fall Victim to Fake News

October 18, 2020 @ 10:15 AM 11:30 AM

David Rapp, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy and the Department of Psychology at Northwestern Univ. will speak on the topic, Mind the Misinformation: Reasons We Fall Victim to Fake News.  He received his MA in Psychology from New York University, a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Stony Brook University, and completed a post-doc in Classics and Psychology at Tufts University.  His research examines language and memory, focusing on the cognitive mechanisms responsible for successful learning and knowledge failures, including the consequences of exposure to inaccurate information from diverse sources and discourse experiences (including fake news and conspiratorial ideas). His recent books include the co-edited volumes Processing Inaccurate Information: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives from Cognitive Science and the Educational Sciences from MIT Press, and The Handbook of Discourse Processes, second edition, from Routledge

After services, from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, we will open Zoom for informal general discussion, as well as an opportunity to join a conversation group with Dr. David Rapp.

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