Professor Stephan Lewandowsky - inaugural lecture

12 February 2014, 6.00 PM - 12 February 2014, 6.00 PM

Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Stephan Lewandowsky is a member of the Cabot Institute and Chair in Cognitive Psychology, School of Experimental Psychology.

Autism and weapons of mass destruction: How misinformation affects our society and what we can do about it

The widespread prevalence and persistence of misinformation in contemporary societies, such as the false belief that there is a link between childhood vaccinations and autism, is a matter of public concern. This lecture will examine the mechanisms by which such misinformation is disseminated in society, both inadvertently and purposely.

If you require additional support for any of the lectures, e.g. wheelchair access or sign language interpretation, please contact Nicola Fry at the earliest opportunity and we will endeavour to meet your request.

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