"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."
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"... 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...."
"On 13-14 December 2018, I attended the Pacific Meeting on the Psychology of Social Change in Santiago, Chile... The purpose of the meeting was to bring together political and social psychologists from around the Pacific Rim and beyond to discuss current research including peace, protest, contact, immigration, inequality, globalization, diversity, indigenous rights, and reconciliation."
"The ISPP Early Career Committee (ECC) is now accepting applications to the 2019-2020 ECC! To make our committee more representative of ISPP's membership, we encourage applications from every continent..."
"As we count down the months to our next Annual Scientific Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, I am happy to tell you that ISPP is continuing to thrive..."
"Whether or not our basic patterns of thoughts and feelings, our personality, are related to politics is a long-standing question in political psychology. Research bridging psychology and political science is foremost concerned with the deep-rooted individual differences, such as basic value orientations, moral principles, or personality traits, that shape people’s political preferences...Our recent study from Germany therefore explores how individual personality traits, which affect social interaction and cognitive styles, shape our political leanings."
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