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The Strategic Power of Storytelling

As natural storytellers, we humans don’t communicate in hard data, but in stories of the lived experiences of ourselves and others. Our research in this area explores domains that leverage the unique characteristics of narratives such as vicarious learning, entertainment-education, and metacognitive processing.

Effects of Misinformation and its Correction

We study the spread and power of misinformation, the opportunities and limitations of fact-checking, and innovative approaches to promote news media literacy.

Emotion and Affect in Social Influence 

Our research proposes new frameworks to understand the interplay between affect, emotion, and cognition in the selection and processing of information.