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Out-of-context photos are a powerful low-tech form of misinformation

Lisa Fazio, Vanderbilt University When you think of visual misinformation, maybe you think of deepfakes – videos that appear real but have actually been created...

Social distancing comes with social side effects – here’s how to...

Jonathan Kanter, University of Washington and Adam Kuczynski, University of Washington To fight the spread of coronavirus, government officials have asked Americans to swallow a...

Could a dog pick the next president?

Clive Wynne, Arizona State University I’m not sure who first said it, but it’s clear a lot of people agree with the sentiment: “Never trust...

Think twice before shouting your virtues online – moral grandstanding is...

Joshua B. Grubbs, Bowling Green State University In an era of bitter partisanship, political infighting and ostracization of those with unpopular views, Americans actually agree...

Why people post ‘couple photos’ as their social media profile pictures

Amanda L. Forest, University of Pittsburgh and Kori Krueger, University of Pittsburgh As you scroll through your Facebook news feed, you see it: Your friend...

Humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don’t fit their worldview

Adrian Bardon, Wake Forest University Something is rotten in the state of American political life. The U.S. (among other nations) is increasingly characterized by highly...

Why losing Kobe Bryant felt like losing a relative or friend

Edward R. Hirt, Indiana University On the afternoon of Jan. 26, I was at the Indiana men’s basketball game when a chorus of cellphones in...

Think twice before shouting your virtues online – moral grandstanding is...

Joshua B. Grubbs, Bowling Green State University In an era of bitter partisanship, political infighting and ostracization of those with unpopular views, Americans actually agree...

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The psychology of the clutch athlete

Mark Otten, California State University, Northridge “I don’t know. It’s unbelievable. It’s amazing,” said Dodgers outfielder Enrique “Kiké” Hernandez after game 5 of the National...