Number 40 (2017)

Szpitalak, M., Polczyk, R. (2017). Misinformation effect from the perspective of social psychology: Its nature and inducing resistance to it

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Malwina Szpitalak, Romuald Polczyk
Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University

Abstract:
In this review article we present the misinformation effect and possibilities of its reduction. We present definition of this effect as well as its social mechanisms. We also describe methods of its reduction such as: warning against misinformation, collaborative recall, and reinforced self-affirmation procedure. We emphasize social aspect of yielding to misinformation and mechanisms through which the presented techniques reduce susceptibility to misinformation. Future directions in research on the misinformation effect are also presented.

Keywords:misinformation effect, social influence, immuning against misinformation

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Szpitalak, M., Polczyk, R. (2017). Misinformation effect from the perspective of social psychology: Its nature and inducing resistance to it. Psychologia Społeczna, 40, 30-41. doi: 10.7366/1896180020174004
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