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Understanding the effects of repetition on belief

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  • UserLisa Fazio (Vanderbilt)
  • ClockWednesday 16 March 2022, 15:00-16:00
  • Housevia zoom .

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Repetition increases belief in false statements. This illusory truth effect occurs with many different types of statements (e.g., trivia facts, news headlines, advertisements), and even occurs when the false statement contradicts participants’ prior knowledge. I will present a series of studies demonstrating that the effects of repetition are widespread – occurring for even very implausible statements, occurring in naturalistic settings, and occurring across development. However, the effects are not inevitable, I will also discuss situations where the repetition has only a minimal effect on belief.

This talk is part of the Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS) series.

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