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Misperceptions are much harder to correct in people who know less than they think they do about politics.

Anson, Ian (2022) Misperceptions are much harder to correct in people who know less than they think they do about politics. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Jul 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The rise of political misinformation has become an important topic, as it can influence electoral outcomes. But correcting misinformation is complicated and often difficult. In new research, Ian G. Anson examines the link between people’s confidence and their own political beliefs and the ability to correct them. He finds that the more overconfident someone is about what they believe, the more likely they are to resist correction with accurate information.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2022 10:39
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 10:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115894

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