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Communication, argumentation, trust


Responsable - Hugo Mercier

Type de stage - Experimental (potentiellement Théorique)

Public - M1/M2

Durée - Libre

Dates - Dates libres


Issues addressed

  • How do we evaluate communicated information (between friends or colleagues, in the media, in advertising, etc.) ?
  • How do we determine who to trust ?
  • How can we explain the success of certain false beliefs, from conspiracy theories to vaccination hesitancy ?
  • How to promote the dissemination of accurate beliefs, from scientific theories to policy-relevant facts ?
  • Under what conditions does argumentation work best ?
  • How do the cultural mechanisms that help to evaluate information work ? (In the context of science, media, justice, etc.)


Experiments in behavioral psychology & Review of anthropological or historical data.