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The cognitive foundations of misinformation on science
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The cognitive foundations of misinformation on science

Mon Apr 20 2020 By Camille Larmanou

Why does misinformation about Covid-19 spread, and how can we stop it?


The UM6P School of Collective Intelligence is delighted to announce its very first peer-reviewed publication: 'The cognitive foundations of misinformation on science', by researchers Antoine Marie and Dr. Brent Strickland, pub...

Governments should more frequently publish CO2 emissions data: Leveraging human psychology to fight climate change
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Governments should more frequently publish CO2 emissions data: Leveraging human psychology to fight climate change

Thu Apr 02 2020 By Brent Strickland

The most recent report by the International Panel on Climate Change (2018) states the danger very clearly: urgent action is required to avoid possible climate disaster. The primary cause of global climate change is greenhouse gas emissions, primarily CO2 emitted into the atmosphere in the burning of fossil fuels. We must drastically cut emissions at national and planet-wide scales in order to reduce the risk of worst-case scenarios to acceptable amount...

Are liberals too dumb to understand this? Virtue signaling in the age of outrage advertising
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Are liberals too dumb to understand this? Virtue signaling in the age of outrage advertising

Thu Apr 02 2020 By Brent Strickland

Through our newsfeeds and social media, we are constantly confronted with articles and headlines (like the headline of this piece) that have been deliberately designed to provoke outrage and attract clicks. We often naively think that by sharing our outrage on Facebook or Twitter, we are performing a small but good deed. However the collective effect of these small deeds often ends up exactly the opposite of what was intended.

Consider the Parisian nightclub Wan...

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