"From 'Death Panels' to Vaccine Myths: The Challenge of Health Misinformation" with Brendan Nyhan, Assistant Professor of Government.
From "Death Panels" to Vaccine Myths: The Challenge of Health Misinformation
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.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.