We are flooded daily with information. Yet, part of this information turns out to be false, inaccurate and even fake. Do you know the impact that this kind of information may have on internet users, yourself included?
We are researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and have designed a quick psychology experiment (approximately 10 minutes), that will allow you to know what impact information you receive may have on you, regardless of whether it is true or false! Click here to take part. At the end of the experiment, you can watch a video with more information on our project, explaining in detail our experiment.
Note: All information that you communicate during this experiment is strictly anonymous and will only be used by us for scientific purposes.
Myrto Pantazi, Olivier Klein & Antoine Roblain
If you want to skip the experiment and just watch our video click here
You should listen to the crime report attentively, without pauses and interruptions and only once. This will ensure the reliability of your results. You will be allowed to move on to the next stage once you have listened to the report in its entirety.
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Now that you have listened to the crime report describing Stephen’s offense, take some time to reflect on the sentence that Stephen should serve, in your opinion.
Please suggest an estimate of the duration of the prison term that Stephen should be sentenced to, in your opinion. Take your time to answer.
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Now please read each of the following sentences, and decide, first of all, if you recall listening to such a sentence. If yes, try to recall whether the sentence was true, (uttered by woman) or false (uttered by the man). Choose:
Thank you for your answers.
Now, we would like to have your opinion on a more general issue. Some political and social events are debated (for example 09/11 attacks, the death of Lady Diana, the assassination of John F. Kennedy). It is suggested that the “official version” of these events could be an attempt to hide the truth to the public. This “official version” could mask the fact that these events have been planned and secretly prepared by a covert alliance of powerful individuals or organizations (for example secret services or government). What do you think?
To answer, please indicate to what extent the sentence below represents how you think about this:
|I think that the official version of the events given by the authorities very often hides the truth|
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To finish, we ask you to provide us with some demographic information that will allow us to contextualise the results of this experiment
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