In the News

Most People Don’t Actively Seek to Share Fake News

New research shows that subtly nudging people to think about accuracy increases the quality of the news they share

By Dave Rand and Gordon Pennycook

The science of morality

Liane Young’s Boston College lab explores how people interpret the moral actions of others and the brain regions underlying these judgments

By Chris Palmer

Why do people fall for fake news?

Are they blinded by their political passions? Or are they just intellectually lazy?

By Gordon Pennycook and Dave Rand

Are you virtue signaling?

Probably. But that doesn't mean your outrage is inauthentic.

By Jillian Jordan and Dave Rand