Psychology of Misinformation Lab

Lab Members!

Mitch Dobbs: Research Assistant

Mitch graduated from Penn State in May 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology. Currently, he’s interested in why we believe misinformation, the factors and specific cognitive processes that make us susceptible to it, and how we update our beliefs over time. He also has a growing interest in computational approaches, and would like to try and integrate both data and computer science into his future work.

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Jacob Bodenger: Research Assistant

Jacob graduated from American University in December 2020 with a B.A. in International Studies. His research interests include investigating what factors motivate belief in misinformation, identifying effective intervention strategies to reduce its influence, and understanding how these dynamics change in different cultural contexts.