Misinformation and Identity-Protective Cognition

12 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2017 Last revised: 9 Nov 2017

Date Written: October 2, 2017


This paper synthesizes existing work on misinformation relating to policy-relevant facts. It argues that misinformation has the greatest power to mislead when it interacts with identity-protective cognition.

Keywords: Identity Protective Reading, Misinformation

Suggested Citation

Kahan, Dan M., Misinformation and Identity-Protective Cognition (October 2, 2017). Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 587, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3046603 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3046603

Dan M. Kahan (Contact Author)

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