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"Early career scholars access guidance, information and advice from a variety of sources – mentors, peers, alumni, academic Twitter, and so on. One of the main objectives of ISPP’s Early Career Committee is to be another source of mentorship and engagement about professional development topics..."
"The fake news problem has made politicians, companies, and academics wonder: How can we separate the Internet’s informational wheat from the chaff? And who can do it? In a novel study, I exposed news readers to content from sources with different degrees of trustworthiness. The findings suggest that we should be cautious about relying on the crowd to judge news sources."
"... Visual forms of political propaganda are an age-old phenomenon. However, much has changed since printed posters and leaflets. Whereas before, images were difficult to manipulate and hard to circulate, nowadays it is easier for almost anyone to produce fake images in a convincing manner and rapidly disseminate them [...] My research investigates whether representing information in a manipulated way or not evokes different emotions from Facebook users [...]
"In my last column for this newsletter, I argued that one of the main challenges our scientific society needed to address was its internationalization. However, last time I did not mention that internalization is rather a long journey than a goal we can reach overnight...."
"The popularity of the extreme right (ER) political parties is on the rise in Europe (Rydgren, 2007)... However, anti-immigrant prejudice alone does not explain the increased popularity of ER parties. We propose and test a novel hypothesis stating that explicit negative attitudes towards immigrants is not the only reason why people feel encouraged to vote for an ER candidate...."
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