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Stephan Lewandowsky

Stephan Lewandowsky

Chair of Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol
Stephan is a cognitive scientist, currently Chair of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol and a member of the university's Cabot Institute. His research examines people’s memory and decision making, with particular emphasis on how people respond to corrections of misinformation. He has published over 140 scholarly articles, chapters, and books, including a recent journal article on how people process information about the Iraq War, which revealed the important role of skepticism in people’s ability to update their memories. He was elected a fellow of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry in 2015.

Stephan was awarded a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council in 2011, and he received a Wolfson Research Merit Fellowship from the Royal Society upon moving to the UK in 2013. He has contributed numerous opinion pieces to the national media on issues related to war and terrorism, and climate change. He is particularly interested in the difference between skepticism and denial when it comes to climate change.

He is one of the principals of http://www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org, a website dedicated to discussing solutions to the multiple crises facing our societies—from responses to climate change to new forms of generating energy.

Life after COVID: most people don't want a return to normal – they want a fairer, more sustainable future

Jan 03, 2022 12:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views

We are in a crisis now and omicron has made it harder to imagine the pandemic ending. But it will not last forever. When the COVID outbreak is over, what do we want the world to look like? In the early stages of the...

We have the vaccine for climate disinformation – let's use it

Jan 30, 2020 23:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Australias recent bushfire crisis will be remembered for many things not least, the tragic loss of life, property and landscape. But one other factor made it remarkable: the deluge of disinformation spread by climate...

Why people vote for politicians they know are liars

Dec 22, 2019 14:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Britain recently elected a prime minister who unlawfully shut down parliament to escape democratic scrutiny and who tells blatant falsehoods whenever it suits him. Boris Johnson casually denies the presence of media in...

Gaslighting: from partners to politicians – how to avoid becoming a victim

Aug 15, 2019 17:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

President Donald Trumps statement on the horrific mass shooting in El Paso on August 3 that killed 22 people and injured 24 covered a lot of ground. From video games and mental illness to the death penalty, the president...

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Economy

Elon Musk confirms deal to acquire Twitter on hold

Elon Musk revealed that his acquisition of Twitter is temporarily suspended for now, and this announcement came a few weeks after the Twitter board agreed to sell the company. The Tesla and SpaceX owner placed a bid of $44...

Korea’s Lotte acquires Bristol-Myers Squibb New York plant

Lotte Corporation, a South Korean multinational company that is also the fifth-largest chaebol in the country, is buying a Bristol-Myers Squibb bio facility in Syracuse, New York. Based on the reports, the sale deal is...

Starbucks’ pro-union baristas asked to be reinstated for alleged wrongful dismissal

Starbucks is being asked to give back the jobs of its seven pro-union baristas who were said to have been wrongfully fired. Union organizers have filed a petition in a federal court to order the coffee chain to reinstate...

Instacart aims for IPO, secretly files for listing despite weak market

Instacart retail company has filed for an initial public offering or IPO. It has submitted documents for listing, and this was reportedly done in a discrete manner. The company may have decided to file for an IPO after...

Burger King Japan replaces french fries with dried ramen due to potato shortage

Burger King Japan has experienced a potato shortage several times already, and there are instances when this even happened just weeks apart. Now the shortage problem is back, and the company started looking for a way to...

Politics

Melania Trump was 'offended' that Anna Wintour did not contact her before visiting Donald Trump in 2016, new book says

Former US first lady Melania Trump was reportedly not happy with renowned Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour back in 2016, according to a new book. The book claimed that Wintour did not inform Mrs. Trump of her visit to...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: G7 says war is stoking food, energy crisis

Countries all over the world are experiencing the repercussions of Russias unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The G7 member countries have warned that the ongoing war is causing a food and energy crisis that will...

Joe Biden condemns "abhorrent" Buffalo mass shooting

US President Joe Biden condemned the racially motivated mass shooting that occurred in Buffalo, New York. Biden issued a statement describing the act as abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation. The US leader issued...

US VP Kamala Harris to lead US delegation to UAE this week

This week, US Vice President Kamala Harris will be traveling to the United Arab Emirates. Harris will be leading a US delegation to personally pay respects to the nations late president. Harris and the US delegation...

Science

Hyundai Mobis’ monitoring system reduces drowsy driving risks by 30%

Hyundai Mobis Co. has come up with an in-house brainwave-based driver monitoring system that can reduce the risk of drowsy driving by up to one-third. The system, dubbed M.Brain, is a wearable earpiece that continuously...

California start-up Bionaut Labs to send tiny robots on voyage into brains

California start-up Bionaut Labs will conduct its first clinical trials on sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders The tiny injectable robots can be guided through the brain using...

Kirin, Meiji University develop electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty

Food producer Kirin and Meiji University have developed a pair of chopsticks that stimulate the taste of salt in foods with low salt content through extensive research. This technology, which has yet to be named,...

Japanese researchers develop plastic with self-repairing powers

Japanese researchers have found a way to create self-repairing plastics that can be used in many products and reduce the amount of waste now polluting the planet. It might have practical applications for home...

Osaka University team proves safety of iPS-based cornea transplant

An Osaka University research team has concluded that the worlds first clinical trial, transplanting corneal tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, was safe and effective. According to the...

Technology

Analyst predicts next-gen Nintendo Switch could launch in 2024

Nintendo has yet to reveal concrete plans for the next generation of its gaming system. However, a market research firm predicts that the company could unveil the follow-up to the Nintendo Switch in two years. While the...

‘Dead Space’ remake to launch in January 2023

Motive Studios conducted the latest livestream event for the Dead Space remake to provide more details on the changes to expect from the upcoming game. But the developers also surprised fans this week after suddenly...

Bethesda delays ‘Starfield’ and ‘Redfall’ to 2023

Bethesdas Starfield and Arkanes Redfall are arguably one of the most anticipated video games this year. However, the publisher announced on Thursday that both games would no longer launch in 2022, just a few weeks before...

Pixel 6a will use a different in-display fingerprint sensor from the Pixel 6 series

The in-display fingerprint sensor on the standard Pixel 6 and high-end Pixel 6 Pro caused quite a stir a few weeks after they were released. Some users have complained about its performance and accuracy, while others have...
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