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Does Misinformation About Past Beliefs Influence Current Beliefs?

EasyChair Preprint no. 3878

7 pagesDate: July 14, 2020


After reporting initial beliefs, subjects read a belief consistent or inconsistent text about gun control effectiveness. Subjects verified initial beliefs about gun control that were either accurate, the opposite of their initial belief (misinformation), or did not verify. 80% of misinformation subjects thusfar verified an incorrect belief as their own. Subjects significantly change beliefs about gun control after reading a belief inconsistent text compared to a belief consistent text. There was not an overall influence of the verification condition on post-reading beliefs.

Keyphrases: beliefs, metacognition, misinformation

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  author = {Michael B. Wolfe and Todd J. Williams and Alexander J. Denison and Michael Rose and Hanali Gilbert and Kegan Olsen},
  title = {Does Misinformation About Past Beliefs Influence Current Beliefs?},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3878},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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