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Research interests

I am a cognitive scientist with an interest in computational modeling. That is, I try to understand how the mind works by writing computer simulations of our memory and decision-making processes. Recently, I have become interested in how people update their memories if things they believe turn out to be false. This has led me to examine the persistence of misinformation in society, and how myths and misinformation can spread. I have become particularly interested in the variables that determine whether or not people accept scientific evidence, for example surrounding vaccinations or climate science.

More biographical detail including a list of all my scholarly publications can be found on my academic homepage at www.cogsciWA.com.

I also blog at http://www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org/ on matters relating to climate change and global challenges. (On Twitter I am @STWorg).

I am also currently serving as Digital Content Editor for the Psychonomic Society and I blog routinely on cognitive research conducted by the Society at www.psychonomic.org.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Science

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Projects

Research Output

Future Global Change and Cognition

Lewandowsky, S., 28 Jan 2016, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 8, 1, p. 7-18 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    On the definition and identifiability of the alleged "hiatus" in global warming

    Lewandowsky, S., Risbey, J. S. & Oreskes, N., 24 Nov 2015, In : Scientific Reports. 5, 13 p., 16784.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 42 Citations (Scopus)
    351 Downloads (Pure)

    Rational Irrationality: Modeling Climate Change Belief Polarization Using Bayesian Networks

    Cook, J. & Lewandowsky, S., Jan 2016, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 8, 1, p. 160-179 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 75 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    Lewandowsky, Stephan (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Humboldt Research Award

    Lewandowsky, Stephan (Recipient), 25 Apr 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

    Lewandowsky, Stephan (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Inside COVID-19 conspiracy theories: from 5G towers to Bill Gates

    Stephan Lewandowsky (Speaker)

    7 Jun 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation

    Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Stephan Lewandowsky (Speaker)

    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    How do you stop the spread of misinformation?

    Stephan Lewandowsky (Speaker)

    22 Apr 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation