Back to Class: The Challenge of Health Misinformation

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Back to Class: The Challenge of Health Misinformation

"From 'Death Panels' to Vaccine Myths: The Challenge of Health Misinformation" with Brendan Nyhan, Assistant Professor of Government.

Friday, October 17, 2014
4:00pm-5:00pm
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Homecoming, Lectures & Seminars

From "Death Panels" to Vaccine Myths: The Challenge of Health Misinformation

Brendan Nyhan
Assistant Professor of Government

Why do people hold false or unsupported beliefs about health care and why are those beliefs so hard to change? This lecture will describe the psychological factors that make people vulnerable to misinformation about controversial issues like vaccines and health care reform and explain why providing facts is frequently ineffective and can even make the problem worse in some cases.

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