Knowledge and Distrust May Go a Long Way in the Battle With Disinformation: Mental Processes of Spontaneous Disbelief

Ruth Mayo*

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Abstract

A common claim is that people have an easier time accepting information than rejecting it, resulting in gullibility. In this article, I review empirical research demonstrating how the human mind is equipped with successful and spontaneous rejection processes that may protect us from disinformation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2019

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Keywords

  • belief
  • distrust
  • false information
  • mind-set
  • negation

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