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The Debunking Handbook Part 3: The Overkill Backfire Effect

The Debunking Handbook Part 3: The Overkill Backfire Effect

The Debunking Handbook Part 3: The Overkill Backfire Effect Posted on 20 November 2011 by John Cook The Debunking Handbook is an upcoming guide to debunking myths, by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, unfortunately there is no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of misinformation. This Handbook boils down the research into a short, simple summary, intended as a guide for communicators in all areas (not just climate) who encounter misinformation. The Handbook will be available as a free, downloadable PDF at the end of this 6-part blog series. This post has been cross-posted at Shaping Tomorrow's World . One principle that science communicators often fail to follow is making their content easy to process. That means easy to ...

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