Answered By: Kim Reed Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017 Views: 25
I'm glad you got in touch! "Fake news" is a fairly new concept so I'm not too surprised that you didn't find any psychology studies using that term yet. Here's what I would suggest: try searching our psychology databases using the term "misinformation" instead of "fake news." To limit your article search to psychology databases, click the "Choose Databases" option and then select only PsycARTICLES and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences collection.
To get you started, here are a couple of books in our collection that you might want to look at on this topic:
- Amarnath, A. (2011). The Stewart/Colbert effect: Essays on the real impacts of fake news. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. http://cwi.worldcat.org/oclc/706409927
- Gore, A. (2007). The assault on reason. New York: Penguin Press. http://cwi.worldcat.org/oclc/81252666
- Fazio, L. K., Dolan, P. O., & Marsh, E. J. (2015). Learning misinformation from fictional sources: Understanding the contributions of transportation and item-specific processing. Memory, 23(2), 167-177. http://cwi.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pbh&AN=100664060&site=ehost-live&scope=site
- Rich, P. R., & Zaragoza, M. S. (2016). The continued influence of implied and explicitly stated misinformation in news reports. Journal Of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, And Cognition, 42(1), 62-74. doi:10.1037/xlm0000155. http://cwi.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=2015-30039-001&site=ehost-live&scope=site