Monday, September 24, 2012

Misinformation and Its Correction

From the abstract:

The widespread prevalence and persistence of misinformation in contemporary societies, such as the false belief that there is a link between childhood vaccinations and autism, is a matter of public concern. For example, the myths surrounding vaccinations, which prompted some parents to withhold immunization from their children, have led to a marked increase in vaccine-preventable disease, as well as unnecessary public expenditure on research and public-information campaigns aimed at rectifying the situation.
 Source: Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2012; 13 (3): 106 DOI: 10.1177/1529100612451018

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