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Stephan Lewandowsky

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom

Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol. His research explores these major streams:
(1) People’s responses to misinformation and propaganda, and how corrections affect our memory.
(2) Why people reject well-established scientific facts, such as climate change or the effectiveness of vaccinations.
(3) The potential conflict between human cognition and the physics of global climate change, which has led him into collaborative research in climate science and climate modeling.

Stephan holds an honorary position as a Visiting Scientist at the CSIRO Oceans, Atmosphere laboratory in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Stephan Lewandowsky. Forthcoming. “Climate Change, Disinformation, and How to Combat It,” Annual Review of Public Health (Forthcoming).

Stephan Lewandowksy, John Cook, & Ulrich K.H. Ecker et al. 2020. “The Debunking Handbook 2020,” Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University (2020).

Stephan Lewandowksy & John Cook. 2020. “The Conspiracy Theory Handbook,” George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (2020).

Stephan Lewandowsky. 2020. “The ‘post-truth’ world, misinformation, and information literacy: A perspective from cognitive science.” In Informed societieswhy information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy, London, UK: Facet Publishing (January 2020).

Stephan Lewandowsky. 2018. “In whose hands the future?” In Conspiracy theories and the people who believe them, Oxford: Oxford University Press (December 2018).

Stephan Lewandowsky, Ullrich K. H. Ecker, & John Cook. 2017. “Beyond Misinformation: Understanding and Coping with the “Post-Truth” Era,” Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (December 2017).

Joseph E. Uscinski, Karen Douglas, & Stephan Lewandowsky. 2017. “Climate Change Conspiracy Theories,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science (September 2017).

John Cook, Ullrich K. H. Ecker, & Stephan Lewandowsky. 2015. “Misinformation and its correction.” Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons (January 2015).