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Video: Polarization During COVID-19
Resources
January 28, 2021

Video: Polarization During COVID-19

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Creating ‘Psychological Vaccine’ to Protect Against Fake COVID News
Research
January 28, 2021

Creating ‘Psychological Vaccine’ to Protect Against Fake COVID News

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Controlling the COVID-19 Pandemic Hinges on Behavior
News
January 26, 2021

Controlling the COVID-19 Pandemic Hinges on Behavior

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Instagram Redesigns for Shopping
Industry
January 25, 2021

Instagram Redesigns for Shopping

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Contact Tracing, Privacy, Magical Thinking – and Trust!

Contact Tracing, Privacy, Magical Thinking – and Trust!

The saga of the UK’s contact tracing app(s) should be an object lesson in how not to approach the use of technology in public policy – and why politicians in particular need to step back and rethink their approach to technology, and in particular to privacy.

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Video: Improving the Response to COVID-19

Video: Improving the Response to COVID-19

When it comes to COVID-19, we’re all in it together. That statement, while obvious, is not always how people react. Why is […]

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On the Persistence of Motivated Ignorance

On the Persistence of Motivated Ignorance

The idea that ignorance is the outcome of a deficit of correct information is persistent. Daniel Williams argues that to understand how research and evidence are strongly resisted by certain groups, we need to reflect on how motivated ignorance is deeply embedded in our identities and social connections.

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Words Matter: Shamelessly Normalizing Big Lies And Alternative Facts

Words Matter: Shamelessly Normalizing Big Lies And Alternative Facts

Rules still apply, even when demagogues and populists are in power. What’s more, transgressions and discursive shifts happen slowly, frequently unnoticed. But words lead to deeds!

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The Sociology of Psychologies: What is It and Why Does It Matter?

The Sociology of Psychologies: What is It and Why Does It Matter?

Throughout the 20th century, psychological knowledge managed to break free from the confines of academic debates and clinical practice, defining, by the early 21st century at the latest, how we think about who we are, how we feel, what our goals in life are, how we form relationships with others, and how society’s institutions operate

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Together Apart

Together Apart

Table of Contents Author Biographies Contributors Acknowledgements Section A: Setting the scene The need for a social identity analysis of COVID-19 A […]

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Harnessing the Power of a Mob

Harnessing the Power of a Mob

David Canter considers what the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington tells us about the power inherent in a crowd.

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After the US Capitol Attack, Wondering How the 25th Amendment Works?

After the US Capitol Attack, Wondering How the 25th Amendment Works?

A day after President Donald Trump incited supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer called on Vice President Mike Pence […]

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