The Misinformation & Belief Science preconference will bring together scholars and practitioners who work on understanding and tackling misinformation in society from multiple subdisciplines. The presenters will focus on novel theoretical, methodological, and empirical insights into the belief, sharing, and spread of misinformation, and associated behavioral changes. It will also investigate how people come to believe new information (both true and false) and how those beliefs can be changed or altered, and the connection (or lack thereof) between beliefs and behaviors. There will be a focus on why people are susceptible to misinformation, the development and evaluation of counter-misinformation interventions that may correct or prevent false beliefs, and the cross-cultural replicability of the findings. The day will include a diverse series of talks by misinformation scholars, a skill-sharing session, blitz talks from Early Career Researchers, and a poster session, along with ample time for discussion and meeting new colleagues.

Preconference Organizers

Lisa Fazio, [email protected], Vanderbilt University
Rakoen Maertens, [email protected], University of Oxford


Preconference submissions are now closed. If you have any questions about this preconference, please email the organizers (listed above).