Dr Daniel Jolley is a social psychologist. His research explores the psychology of conspiracy theories, where he is interested in understanding why millions of people find conspiracy theories so appealing. He is also keen to explore the social consequences of believing in conspiracy theories and develop tools to address their negative impact.
Due to the timely and newsworthy nature of his research, he is regularly invited to speak to a variety of media outlets including TV, radio and print/digital media - for example, over the last year his research has been featured on the BBC One Show, BBC News, Sky News City News (Toronto), CGTN (Europe), in New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, Huffington Post and Discover Magazine. He has given multiple live radio interviews, including appearing on BBC Five Live, TalkRADIO, BBC Scotland, and more than 25 BBC UK Local stations. In 2021, his media engagement has had a estimated reach of 1 billion people.
Conspiracy theories (broadly); misinformation (broadly)
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