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Events The psychology of fake news and conspiracy theories

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Time: - 6.30pm
Location: Online
Category: Webinar

A masterclass webinar examining the science behind why so many people get caught up in conspiracies

To hear the latest conspiracy theory or fake news story being spread around the media is a common 21st Century occurrence. Is the Earth flat? Were NASA lying about the moon landings? Was Paul McCartney replaced with a lookalike in the 60’s? As ludicrous as some may sound, there is actually a science behind why so many people get caught up in conspiracies…

Join Staffordshire University’s senior lecturer in psychology, Dr Daniel Jolley as he hosts a webinar masterclass to explain the science behind fake news and conspiracy theories. During the masterclass, Daniel discusses the reasons why people believe in conspiracy theories and fake news, the harm of conspiracy theories in society, and the tools that are being developed to combat the negative consequences they may have.

Daniel will also highlight our taught and research postgraduate courses, including: MSc Psychology (Conversion),  MSc Health Psychology, MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology, and MSc Applied Research.

Daniel will be online to answer questions live after the webinar so have them ready!

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