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New book on knowledge resistance

Now the first book from the research program has been published. It is titled Knowledge resistance in high-choice media environments and edited by Jesper Strömbäck, Åsa Wikforss, Kathrin Glüer, Torun Lindholm and Henrik Oscarsson. The book is also Open Access and can be downloaded for free

The book offers a truly interdisciplinary exploration of our patterns of information processing and engagement with politics, news, and information in current high-choice information environments. Putting forth the notion that high-choice information environments may contribute to increasing misperceptions and knowledge resistance rather than greater public knowledge, the book offers insights into the processes that influence the supply of misinformation and factors influencing how and why people expose themselves to and process information that may support or contradict their beliefs and attitudes.

Altogether the book includes 14 chapters:

1. Introduction: Toward Understanding Knowledge Resistance in High-Choice Information Environments

Jesper Strömbäck, Åsa Wikforss, Kathrin Glüer, Torun Lindholm and Henrik Oscarsson

2. What is Knowledge Resistance?

Kathrin Glüer and Åsa Wikforss

3. From Low-choice to High-choice Media Environments: Implications for Knowledge Resistance

Jesper Strömbäck, Hajo Boomgaarden, Elena Broda, Alyt Damstra, Elina Lindgren, Yariv Tsfati and Rens Vliegenthart

4. Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News: Understanding the Supply Side

Sophie Lecheler and Jana Laura Egelhofer

5. Selective Exposure and Attention to Attitude-consistent and Attitude-discrepant Information: Reviewing the Evidence

Daniel Sude and Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

6. Relevance-Based Knowledge Resistance in Public Conversations

Eliot Michaelson, Jessica Pepp and Rachel Sterken

7. Responsiveness to Evidence: A Political Cognition Approach

Nathaniel RabbMałgorzata KossowskaThomas J. Wood, Daniel Schulte, Stavros Vourloumis and Hannes Jarke

8. Reports of the Death of Expertise may be Exaggerated: Limits on Knowledge Resistance in Health and Medicine

Henri C. Santos, Michelle N. Meyer and Christopher F. Chabris

9. Is Resistance Futile? Citizen Knowledge, Motivated Reasoning, and Fact-Checking

Paula Szewach, Jason Reifler and Henrik Oscarsson