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BBC (8/2020)

"The surprising upsides of worrying"


Telegraph (7/2020)

"Rise of the anti-maskers: The psychology of why face coverings are causing so much upset"


PNAS News (7/2020)

"Finding a vaccine for misinformation"


New Statesman (7/2020)

"We're tackling social media disinformation all wrong - here's how to fix it"


BBC (7/2020)

"Coronavirus: How will London's economy look after lockdown?"


The Times (6/2020)

"As lockdown eases, we need clear rules for public spaces"


Science Museum Group (6/2020)

"Coronavirus: What's safe and what's not"


The Times (6/2020)

"Customers will be too scared to rush back to the shops"


ABC News (5/2020)

"How coronavirus 'changes the game' for the anti-vaccination movement"


WIRED (5/2020)

"Which face mask should you buy?"


Fast Company (5/2020)

"People who believe COVID-19 conspiracies have these 7 tendencies"


World Economic Forum (5/2020)

"The 7 traits of conspiratorial thinking"


Politico (5/2020)

"Vaccine skeptics threaten Europe's bid to beat coronavirus"


Ars Technica (5/2020)

"Do we need behavioural science to get through this?"


The Psychologist (5/2020)

"Vaccinating against viruses of the mind"


US News & World Report (5/2020)

"Index: UK., Spain Most Concerned about COVID-19 "


Politico (4/2020)

"Public health experts are now the bad guys"


Fast Company (4/2020)

"Leaders, it's okay to be uncertain"


The New York Times (4/2020)

"Embracing the uncertainties"


CBC (4/2020)

"5 myths about detecting, preventing COVID-19"


The Guardian (3/2020)

"Accurate, honest, and transparent: how leaders should communicate about coronavirus"


American Scholar (3/2020)

"Separating Viral Truths And Lies"


Washington Post (3/2020)

"The Health 202: Number of U.S. coronavirus deaths will depend on how many older people are exposed"


CNBC (3/2020)

"'Here's why people are panic buying and stockpiling toilet paper to cope with coronavirus fears"


CNN (2/2020)

"'Oil and gas companies 'invest' money on members of Congress with anti-environment voting records, study says"


The Guardian (2/2020)

"'Oil and gas industry rewards US lawmakers who oppose environmental protections – study"


Dell Technologies (2/2020)

"'Can Games Outsmart Fake News?"


BBC Science Focus (1/2020)

"'Climate change: should we change the terminology?"


Big Think (12/2019)

"'A New Year’s resolution to make a difference: Help others"


WIRED (12/2019)

"'How to explain the climate crisis to your boomer this Christmas"


NPR (12/2019)

"'Troll Watch: How to be an online troll"


The Guardian (12/2019)

"'Cranky Uncle game takes on climate crisis denial and fake news"


Reuters (12/2019)

"'Cranky uncle' game offers a vaccination against climate disinformation"


American Psychological Association (10/2019)

"Confronting the climate crisis"


Financial Times (10/2019)

"New tools are evolving in the fight against deep fakes"


Reasons to be Cheerful Podcast (10/2019)

"Fake it 'til you break it: challenging the spread of disinformation"


The New York Times (10/2019)

"The secret jailhouse garden of Rikers island"


The New York Times (07/2019)

"Following the money that undermines climate science"


Grist (07/2019)

"What shapes your beliefs about the climate crisis? It's not just left vs. right."


LA Times (07/2019)

"Want to do something about global warming? Talk about it with your family and friends"


Greater Good Magazine (07/2019)

"What are the solutions to political polarization?"


CNN (06/2019)

"Researchers have created a 'vaccine' for fake news. It's a game"


CBC (06/2019)

"This game makes players better at spotting disinformation after just 15 minutes, study finds"


Nieman Lab (06/2019)

"Yes, it’s worth arguing with science deniers — and here are some techniques you can use"


U.S. News & World Report (06/2019)

"Online Game Helps Fight the Spread of Fake News: Study"


Big Think (06/2019)

"Cambridge scientists create a successful "vaccine" against fake news"


Yahoo! News (06/2019)

"Online game helps fight the spread of fake news - study"


Nasdaq (06/2019)

"Online game helps fight the spread of fake news"


The New York Times (06/2019)

"Online Game Helps Fight the Spread of Fake News: Study"


Scientific American (06/2019)

"How to Debate a Science Denier"


TechXplore (06/2019)

"Fake news 'vaccine' works: 'Pre-bunking' game reduces susceptibility to disinformation"


CNA (06/2019)

"Online game helps fight the spread of fake news: Study"


CNBC (06/2019)

"Scientists claim online game ‘vaccinates’ players against fake news"


Reuters (06/2019)

"Online game helps fight the spread of fake news - study"


Metro (06/2019)

"We're in an age of 'apocalypse anxiety' and will never stop worrying about doomsday"


Medscape (05/2019)

"A prescription for treating fake health news"


Hay Festival (05/2019)

"Vaccinating against fake news"


Naked Scientists (05/2019)

"Psychology of the anti-vax movement"


The British Psychological Society (05/2019)

"Inoculating against misinformation"


The New York Times (05/2019)

"These Days, It’s Not About the Polar Bears"


SPSP (05/2019)

"Perceived Scientific Consensus as a Gateway to Bridging the Climate Change Divide"


WIRED (03/2019)

"15 Top Thinkers Predict the Biggest Tech Breakthroughs in our lifetime"


Telegraph (03/2019)

"10 tips on how to spot fake news"


British Psychological Society (03/2019)

"Secret lives, myth, fake news and more at Hay"


Scientific American (01/2019)

"Which Countries Are the Stars of World History?"


Yale Daily News (01/2019)

"Research suggests strategies to combat scientific misinformation"


Greater Good Magazine (01/2019)

"Is Social Media Driving Political Polarization?"


Quartz Africa (01/2019)

"WhatsApp has engaged teams of scientists to help beat its fake news problem"


WIRED (01/2019)

"A huge study into the impact of fake news has surprising results."


Big Think (01/2019)

"4 anti-scientific beliefs and their damaging consequences."


The Conversation (01/2019)

"WhatsApp wants researchers to tackle its fake news problem – here’s our idea."


The Washington Post (12/2018)

"Liberals and conservatives see sexual harassment claims very differently. This explains why."


Cambridge Alumni Magazine (11/2018)

"On Charisma"


BBC (11/2018)

"Could this be the cure for fake news?"


Poynter (11/2018)

"WhatsApp awards $1 million for misinformation research"


Wired (11/2018)

"After murder and violence, here's how WhatsApp will fight fake news"


Forbes (10/2018)

"China Have The Best Human Rights Policy': Trump, Or An AI Algorithm?"


The Independent (10/2018)

"People think before Brexit or Trump there was a golden age of internet news - what nonsense"


The Guardian (10/2018)

"Trump thinks scientists are split on climate change. So do most Americans"


NewStatesman (10/2018)

"Why the invention of the fridge could be responsible for our love of fake news"


Varsity (09/2018)

"Yawning at the catastrophe: the psychology of climate change"


Stanford Social Innovation Review (08/2018)

"The Science of What Makes People Care"


Grist (08/2018)

"A climate denial video has 6 million views. Facebook doesn't care".


Fast Company Design (07/2018)

"Meet 4 design heroes who are defending democracy online"


Oxford University Press (06/2018)

"Bridging partisan divides over scientific issues"


The Times (05/2018)

"Facebook news addicts lack political insight"


New York Times (05/2018)

"Kale, Not Jail: Urban Farming Nonprofit Helps Ex-Cons Re-enter Society"


Yale Daily News (04/2018)

"Study explores discrepancy between scientists', public's views on climate change"


Think Progress (04/2018)

"Here’s what happens when you tell people the scientific consensus on climate change: You can turn red states green"


New Statesman (04/2018)

"The Science Behind Why We Always Pick the Same Meal"


Scientific American (04/2018)

"Psychological Weapons of Mass Persuasion"


The Guardian (04/2018)

"Why Americans are still Clueless about the 97% Expert Climate Consensus'"


NPR (03/2018)

"Spot Fake News by Making it'"


Pacific Standard Magazine (03/2018)

"What's the Best Way to Inspire Positive Environmental Behavior?'"


Financial Times (03/2018)

"Forget Flu, it's Time for Your Fake News Jab'"


BBC News (02/2018)

"Game Helps Players Spot 'Fake News'"


World Economic Forum (02/2018)

"This Online Game Can 'Vaccinate' You Against Fake News'"


Huffington Post (02/2018)

"This Video Game Lets You Build A Fake News Empire"


The Times (02/2018)

"How to Beat Fake News: Write Your Own"


The Guardian (02/2018)

"Bad News: The Game Researchers Hope Will 'Vaccinate' Public Against Fake News"


The Verge (02/2018)

"Bad News Makes You a Fake News Mogul To Teach You Their Tricks"


Pacific Standard Magazine (02/2018)

"How to Immunize Yourself Against Fake News"


Yahoo News (02/2018)

"Can You Spot Fake News? Scientists Create Web Game to 'Vaccinate' People Against Online Lies"


Newsweek (02/2018)

"Fake News Game Wants to Vaccinate People Against Russian Trolls"


Fast Company Design (02/2018)

"Can You Build a Fake News Empire? Test Your Conspiracy Skills With This Game"


MIT Technology Review (02/2018)

"This Video Game Wants To Be a Fake News Vaccine "


BBC Cambridge (01/2018)

"Altruism in Humans: What Makes Us Special?"


BBC Newsbeat (01/2018)

"The Impact of January Health Crazes".


BBC World Service (12/2017)

"The Why Factor: The Crowd".


The Guardian (12/2017)

"Research shows that certain facts can still change conservatives’ minds".


Cosmos Magazine (12/2017)

"Study finds conservatives can change their minds".


Pacific Standard Magazine (12/2017)

"Showing conservatives the scientific consensus on climate change can shift their views on the issue.


Mental Daily (12/2017)

"The virality equation: Researchers describe the psychology of viral content".


The Washington Post (11/2017)

"How to persuade people that climate change is real".


The New York Times (11/2017)

"Was our profile of a nazi sympathizer..too sympathetic?"


The Atlantic (11/2017)

"The muslim overpopulation myth that just won't die".


Behavioural Public Policy (10/2017)

"Could we use "cognitive vaccination" against "Anti-vaxx"?".


Nature News (10/2017)

"The ice bucket challenge delivers".


Stanford Social Innovation Review (09/2017)

"The back-of-the-envelope guide to communications strategy".


Scientific American Mind (09/2017)

"Donald Trump and the Psychology of Doom and Gloom".


Wired & the Guardian (07/2017)

"Facts have to prevail over fear, says CEO of the Gates Foundation".


ResearchGate (06/2017)

"Scientists comment on the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement"


Vox (05/2017)

"Scientists are testing a “vaccine” against climate change denial"


Stanford Social Innovation Review (04/2017)

"To win against false information, we must play offense"

The Times (02/2017)

"Fundraising crazes driven by narcissism"

Nature Scientific American (02/2017)

"The surprisingly short life of viral social movements"

Mashable (02/2017)

"The psychology behind why some charity campaigns go viral and others don't"


The Wireless (02/2017)

"There's a formula for changing the world with 'clicktivism'"


The Los Angeles Times (01/2017)

"It's possible to 'vaccinate' Americans against fake news, experiment shows"

The International Business Times (01/2017

"A fake news vaccine? Climate change misinformation can be fought

with ‘inoculation,’ scientists say"

The BBC (01/2017)

"Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'"

The Huffington Post (01/2017)

"Now a new 'vaccine' to help inoculate the public against misinformation"

Forbes (01/2017)

"Psychological vaccine' may protect against fake news, alternative facts"

Fox News (01/2017)

"Fake news 'vaccine' could stop spread of false information"

CBC News (01/2017)

"Psychologists say they can inoculate people against fake news"

ABC News (01/2017)

"Scientists develop fake news 'vaccine' to combat climate change myths"

NOS and NRC (Dutch, 01/2017)

"Zo vaccineer je mensen tegen nepnieuws"

The Guardian (01/2017)

"Study: real facts can beat 'alternative facts' if boosted by inoculation"

New York Magazine (01/2017)

"Psychologists have developed a ‘vaccine’ against fake news"

Newsweek (01/2017)

"Scientists devise fake news 'vaccine'

Vice (01/2017)

"Psychologists have discovered a way to 'inoculate' people against fake news"

Big Think (01/2017)

"Researchers find a “vaccine” for climate change skeptics"

The Psychologist (11/2016)

"Creating a climate for change"

ResearchGate (11/2016)

"Researchers react to the election of Donald Trump"

Quartz (10/2016)

"The psychological conceit that explains how Trump can deny facts

over and over with a straight face"

Time Magazine (8/2016)

"Most Americans think their opinion on guns is widely shared"

Politico (08/2016)

"Where the confederacy is rising again"

Reader's Digest (07/2016)

"12 clues to spot a narcissist"

Time Magazine (06/2016)

"How in touch are you with America on gun control?

Huffington Post (05/2016)

"Why we don’t worry more about climate change"

The Washington Post (03/2016)

"The key to finding a random roommate you’ll love to live with"


US News & World Report (02/2016)

"Climate change's unseen consensus"

Skeptical Inquirer (01/2016)

"Nudging people to save the planet"

National Geographic (12/2015)

"Could gardening offer the key to a happier, healthier life?"

Princeton University (12/2015)

"Emphasizing consensus about safety boosts support for vaccines"

NPR (11/2015)

"How psychology can save the world from climate change"

Pacific Standard (11/2015)

"Conspiracy theories hamper the fight against climate change"

Association for Psychological Science (11/2015)

"Changing the climate on climate change"

The New York Times (10/2015)

"Why misleading Americans about climate change is dangerous"

Princeton Alumni Weekly (10/2015)

"A campaign to conserve energy offers a chance to study altruistic behavior"

Scientific American Mind (09/2015)

"How come some people believe in the paranormal?"

New York Magazine (08/2015)

"What do conspiracy theories do to us?"

The New York Times (08/2015)

"Where our trash goes"

European Commission (08/2015)

"Persuading the public to reduce bottled water consumption"

​Scientific American Mind (04/2015)

"The surprising power of the psychology of consensus"

The Guardian (03/2015)

"Consensus and geoengineering - how to convince people about global warming"

The Washington Post (02/2015)

"Researchers think they’ve found a “gateway belief” that leads to

greater science acceptance"

The New York Times (11/2014)

"The ice-bucket racket"

Mother Jones (07/2014)

"How to convince a republican: Use a pie chart!"


Bloomberg (03/2014)

"Maldives and Afghanistan: Theories blossom for airliner"


Scientific American Mind (08/2013)

"What a hoax: Why people believe in conspiracy theories"

Salon (04/2013)

"How conspiracists think"

Ode Magazine (11/2011)

"The helper's high"




WIRED (5/2020)

"Which face mask should you buy?"

Rise of the anti-maskers: The psychology of why face coverings are causing so much upset