Staffs Psychologist appears on hit myth-busting TV show

“We have a strong focus on research at the University so it is really exciting to bring Staffs to America and beyond!”

Dr Daniel Jolley, Psychology Lecturer

A Psychologist from Staffordshire University will appear on hit US television show 'Adam Ruins Everything' this week.

Dr Daniel Jolley specialises in the psychology of conspiracy theories and was invited onto the myth-busting programme to discuss his research.

The popular show sees investigative comedian Adam Conover reveal everyday hidden truths with the help of scientific research and Daniel appears as a guest in an episode broadcast on American television channel Tru TV on Tuesday 10 October.

“I'm a big fan of the show – it's not just educational but uses humour backed up with research to showcase important issues.” Daniel explained.

“My research explores how conspiracy theories can potentially stop us engaging in society in a positive way. For example, people who were exposed to conspiracy theories were shown to be less likely to vote, less likely to trust science and less likely to have a child vaccinated against a disease.”

Daniel flew to Los Angeles to record the episode earlier this summer and said it was an eye-opening experience.

“Going through make-up and being on set was a completely new experience for me! Seeing behind-the-scenes and how the programme is put together was fascinating.”

Adam Ruins Everything has a large following across the globe and Daniel hopes it will open up his research to new audiences.

“We have a strong focus on research at the University so it is really exciting to bring Staffs to America and beyond!” He commented.

“This has been a brilliant way to reach a much wider audience and will hopefully show viewers how varied and interesting psychology can be.”

UK fans can catch up with clips from the episode on the Adam Ruins Everything YouTube channel once it has aired.

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