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  • Åsa Wikforss on the dangers of vaccine resistance in the Covid-19 pandemic
    Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda has published an article about the dangers of vaccine resistance in the Covid-19 pandemic, with comments from our research program leader Åsa Wikforss. The article, which is in Swedish, is the final installation in an 8 part article series about the pandemic and can be found here.
  • New paper about trust and attitudes toward vaccination by Małgorzata Kossowska, Paulina Szwed and Gabriela Czarnek
    Małgorzata Kossowska, Paulina Szwed and Gabriela Czarnek from our psychology work package have published a new paper about trust and attitudes toward vaccination. The paper, entitled “Trust in scientists and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine policy: The role of perception of scientists as elitists”, is available on PsyArXiv as a preprint and can be found …
  • Stjärnspäckat – Swedish report on the American Presidential election
    The research centre DEMICOM, which conducts research on democracy and communication in the digital community, at Mittuniversitetet (Sweden) has published a report titled “Stjärnspäckat” on the American presidential election which contains reflections from 70 researchers in different fields, including Knowledge Resistence project researchers Åsa Wikforss, Jesper Strömbäck and Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson.  The report, which is in …
  • Chapter by Strömbäck in new Oxford Encyclopedia publications
    The newly published The Oxford Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies contains a chapter by project researcher Jesper Strömbäck entitled “Political Journalism”. The volume is edited by Henrik Örnebring and contains chapters by researchers from all over the world. Strömbäck’s chapter is also available for free on his website.
  • Report on Knowledge and Conspiracies around the new corona virus in Sweden by Strömbäck and Ekengren Oscarsson
    Project researchers Jesper Strömbäck and Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson recently published a report of a special survey about the new corona virus, which was carried out by the SOM Institute during the spring of 2020. The report covers, among other things, the prevalence of belief in conspiracy theories related to covid-19. You can read commentary (in …
  • Teacher Training Day March 22, 2021: “Kunskap i motvind. Kunskaps- och vetenskapsteori för vår tid”
    In cooperation with the Knowledge Resistance Program and the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, the National Committee for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy is arranging a training day for secondary school teachers on March 22, 2021. Directed primarily at teachers of philosophy, the training day will provide updates on current epistemology and philosophy of science, with a focus …
  • New article on climate change belief and companion piece on Nature community blog
    Małgorzata Kossowska, Gabriela Czarnek and Paulina Szwed have recently published an article entitled “Right-wing ideology reduces the effects of education on climate change beliefs in more developed countries” in Nature Climate Change. Following is the article’s abstract: The effects of education on people’s climate change beliefs vary as a function of political ideology: for those on the political left, education is …
  • “Trust in the authorities increased during the Corona crisis”
    Jacob Sohlberg and three colleagues from Gothenburg University (Peter Esaiasson, Marina Ghersetti, and Bengt Johansson) have written a debate article in Swedish newspaper DN on trust following the Corona crisis. The article is in Swedish and can be read here. 
  • Åsa Wikforss discussing conspiracy theories on Swedish TV show “Malou Efter Tio”
    Project principal investigator Åsa Wikforss recently appeared on Swedish TV show “Malou Efter Tio” on the TV channel TV4, to talk about the dangers of conspiracy theories. The clip is in Swedish and can be found here. It should be available in all EU countries as well as Norway. 
  • September workshop postponed
    The September workshop for the Knowledge Resistance project, originally scheduled for the 30th, has been postponed on account of the public health situation. An internal workshop for the project researchers will be help in its place, and the public workshop will be honested in the spring on an as-of-yet undetermined date. Please check back later …
  • Åsa Wikforss at How The Light Gets In online festival
    Professor Åsa Wikforss will be participating in the How The Light Gets In, world’s first immersive online festival experience. The festival takes place on the 19-20 of September and has a packed programme featuring debates, panels, talks, music, comedy and more.  Åsa Wikforss will be participating in two events, a panel talk entitled “The Truth about Lies”, with David …
  • New article about voter choices available now!
    Project researcher Jacob Sohlberg and colleague Annika Fredén have published a new article on the electoral choices of voters. Project researcher Jacob Sohlberg and colleague Annika Fredén (Karlstad University) have recently published a new article on the electoral choices of voters in Social Science Quarterly. The article is titled “The Electoral Choices of Voters with …
  • Jesper Strömbäck on fact-checking fake news
    In a recent article in Swedish newspaper DN, Jesper Strömbäck discusses the results of recently published study on the dissemination of fake news in the media. The paper discussed in the article, “Causes and consequences of mainstream media dissemination of fake news: literature review and synthesis” (Tsfati, Y., Boomgaarden, H. G., Strömbäck, J., Vliegenthart, R., …
  • New article on media trust now available
    We are very pleased to announce that the first article published within the Knowledge Resistance project has just been published in The Annals of the International Communication Association and is no available freely online. The article is entitled “News media trust and its impact on media use: toward a framework for future research” and was authored …
  • “Cognitive Capacity & Knowledge Resistance” Talks now available online
    The recorded talks given at the “Cognitive Capacity & Knowledge Resistance” workshop in Stockholm on November 22nd are now available on the Youtube channel of the Institute for Futures Studies, where the workshop was held. All talks are in English and you can find them here. The program and abstracts from the day are attached below. 
  • Workshop ‘Cognitive Capacity & Knowledge Resistance’
    Date: 22 November 2019, 9.00 AM – 22 November 2019, 5.00 PMVenue: Institute for Futures Studies, Holländargatan 13, Stockholm We’re happy to announce a workshop on the topic ‘Cognitive Capacity & Knowledge Resistance’ on Nov 22nd of this year. The workshop will feature several external speakers, each bringing their own perspective to this complex issue. the speakers are: Gordon …