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POSTPONED Internal Seminar: "Vaccine-Related Beliefs and Confirmation Bias in the Time of COVID-19" Eugene Malthouse (PGR)

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Location: TEAMS

The internal seminar on Tuesday 26 January has been postponed. Please keep an eye out for the rearranged talk. SA 25-2-22

Hear about the latest research in Psychology.

Speaker: Eugene Malthouse

Title: Vaccine-Related Beliefs and Confirmation Bias in the Time of COVID-19

Abstract: In recent history mass vaccination has consistently proven our most effective method of dealing with infectious diseases. This is true for the present COVID-19 pandemic, and is also likely to be true for future pandemics. But the effectiveness of any vaccine depends on the number of people who choose to receive it. During the present pandemic, much information concerning the safety and effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines has been published. However, confirmation bias research tells us that people often consider such information through the lens of their existing beliefs. The present study investigated the extent to which members of the UK and US public (n = 3,899) exhibited this tendency when presented with vaccine-related data.

Please do come along to ask questions and show your support.

Calendar invitation circulated by Internal Seminar Coordinator: Suzanne Aussems with TEAMS link

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