Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here's how to change their minds
Research on conspiracy theories can help people become receptive to health advice.
July 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
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A majority of vaccine skeptics plan to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, a study suggests, and that could be a big problem
As most of the world early awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, a smaller group of people scoffs. They could spell real trouble in the effort to build widespread immunity.
May 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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Vocal vaccine critics may not find the audience they're looking for while the pandemic rages.
April 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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