Gordon Pennycook

University of Regina

3737 Wascana Parkway

Regina, Saskatchewan S4S OA2 S4S 0A1

Canada

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Who Falls for Fake News? The Roles of Bullshit Receptivity, Overclaiming, Familiarity, and Analytic Thinking

Pennycook, G. & Rand, D. G. Who falls for fake news? The roles of bullshit receptivity, overclaiming, familiarity, and analytic thinking. Journal of Personality, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2019
Gordon Pennycook and David G. Rand
University of Regina and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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fake news, news media, social media, analytic thinking, cognitive reflection test, intuition, dual process theory, bullshit, bullshit receptivity

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Prior Exposure Increases Perceived Accuracy of Fake News

Pennycook, G., Cannon, T. D., & Rand, D. G. (2018). Prior exposure increases perceived accuracy of fake news. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(12), 1865-1880.DOI: 10.1037/xge0000465
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Gordon Pennycook, Tyrone Cannon and David G. Rand
University of Regina, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Fake News, Illusory Truth, Familiarity, Fluency, Motivated Reasoning, Political Psychology, Media Psychology

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The Implied Truth Effect: Attaching Warnings to a Subset of Fake News Headlines Increases Perceived Accuracy of Headlines Without Warnings

Pennycook, G., Bear, A., Collins, E., & Rand, D. G. The implied truth effect: Attaching warnings to a subset of fake news headlines increases perceived accuracy of headlines without warnings. Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2020
Gordon Pennycook, Adam Bear, Evan Collins and David G. Rand
University of Regina, Yale University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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fake news, news media, social media, fact-checking, misinformation, source credibility

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Lazy, Not Biased: Susceptibility to Partisan Fake News Is Better Explained by Lack of Reasoning Than by Motivated Reasoning

Pennycook, G. & Rand, D. G. (2018). Lazy, not biased: Susceptibility to partisan fake news is better explained by lack of reasoning than by motivated reasoning. Cognition. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.06.011
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
Gordon Pennycook and David G. Rand
University of Regina and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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fake news, news media, social media, analytic thinking, cognitive reflection test, intuition, dual process theory

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Fighting Misinformation on Social Media Using Crowdsourced Judgments of News Source Quality

Pennycook, G., & Rand. D. G. (2019). Fighting misinformation on social media using crowdsourced judgments of news source quality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1806781116
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 17 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Gordon Pennycook and David G. Rand
University of Regina and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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fake news, news media, social media, media trust, misinformation

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Belief in Fake News Is Associated with Delusionality, Dogmatism, Religious Fundamentalism, and Reduced Analytic Thinking

Bronstein, M., Pennycook, G. Bear, A., Rand, D. G., & Cannon, T. (2018). Belief in Fake News is Associated with Delusionality, Dogmatism, Religious Fundamentalism, and Reduced Analytic Thinking. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. DOI: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2018.09.005
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 17 May 2018 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2020
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, University of Regina, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University
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fake news, dogmatism, dual-process theory, religious fundamentalism, actively open-minded thinking, delusion-proneness

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Performance on the Cognitive Reflection Test is Stable Across Time

Stagnaro, M. N., Pennycook, G., & Rand, D. G. (2018) Performance on the Cognitive Reflection Test is stable across time. Judgment and Decision Making, 13, 260–267
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2021
Michael Stagnaro, Gordon Pennycook and David G. Rand
Yale University - Department of Psychology, University of Regina and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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cognitive reflection test, analytic cognitive style, dual process, intuition, reflection, religious belief, ideology

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Cognitive Reflection and the 2016 US Presidential Election

Pennycook, G. & Rand, D. G. (2018). Cognitive Reflection and the 2016 US Presidential Election. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. DOI: 10.1177/0146167218783192
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Gordon Pennycook and David G. Rand
University of Regina and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Political Ideology; 2016 Election; Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton; Cognitive Reflection; Analytic Thinking; Intuition; Dual Process Theory

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Everyday Consequences of Analytic Thinking

Pennycook, G., Fugelsang, J.A., & Koehler, D.J. (2015). Everyday consequences of analytic thinking. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 425-443. DOI: 10.1177/0963721415604610
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Gordon Pennycook, Jonathan Fugelsang and Derek Koehler
University of Regina, University of Waterloo - Department of Psychology and University of Waterloo
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Analytic thinking; reasoning; cognitive style; religion; morality

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OpenMTurk: An Open-Source Administration Tool for Designing Robust MTurk Studies

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Nov 2018
Justin Feeney, Gordon Pennycook and Matthew Van Boxtel
University of Regina, University of Regina and Acerta Analytics Solutions
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Amazon Mechanical Turk, Behavioral Science, Methodology

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News from Generative Artificial Intelligence is Believed Less

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2022
Chiara Longoni, Andrey Fradkin, Luca Cian and Gordon Pennycook
Boston University, Questrom School of Business, Boston University, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and University of Regina
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artificial intelligence, algorithms, news, accuracy

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Belief in Fake News, Responsiveness to Cognitive Conflict, and Analytic Reasoning Engagement

Bronstein, M.V., Pennycook, G., Buonomano, L., & Cannon, T.D. (in press). Belief in Fake News, Responsiveness to Cognitive Conflict, and Analytic Reasoning Engagement. Thinking and Reasoning.
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 11 Jan 2021
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, University of Regina, Yale University and Yale University
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fake news, reasoning, base-rates, metacognition, dual-process theory

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Using Social and Behavioural Science to Support COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Nature Human Behaviour 2020, 4, 460-471
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Aug 2022
New York University (NYU) - Department of Psychology, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Mackenzie Presbyterian University - Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Middlesex University, University of Kent, Harvard University, University of Oxford, Stanford University, University of Kent, Northwestern University - Department of Political Science, University of Sussex, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Leiden - Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Northwestern University - Department of Psychology, UC San Diego Division of Social SciencesUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, University of Maryland, Peking University - Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, University of Queensland - School of Psychology, affiliation not provided to SSRN, California Institute of Technology - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Psychology, Lehigh University, University of Regina, University of Oregon - School of Journalism and Communication, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of St. Andrews, University of Cambridge, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard Law School, Carleton University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, New York University (NYU), University of Cambridge - Department of Psychology, Free University of Amsterdam, Cornell University - Department of Sociology, Carleton University, Stanford University, Stanford University - Department of Psychology and Stanford University
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COVID-19, health crisis, behaviour change, social sciences, behavioural sciences, perspective