Myrto Pantazi

Myrto Pantazi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow




Postdoctoral Researcher Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2022- present

Research Associate Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK, 2020-present

Behavioural Scientist EuPolicyLab, Joint Research Center, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 2020-2022

Postdoctoral Researcher Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK, 2018- 2020

Visiting Researcher Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK, 2018 – 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK, 2017 – 2018

Visiting Researcher Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA (February-June, 2016)

Doctoral Researcher Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2012 – 2016



Ph.D. in Psychology Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium 2012 – 2017

Visiting Scholar Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA, February-June, 2016

MA in Linguistics Major Psycholinguistics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2010 – 2012

Erasmus exchange student Université Paris 13, Villeutaneuse, France, 2006-2007

B.A. in Greek Philology Major Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2004 – 2009



Mitigating the truth-bias: a psychological approach to misinformation effects – BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (2019)

Best Paper Award, European Social Cognition Network (ESCON) conference (August 2016, Lisbon)

UC Berkeley research stay grant  – Commission de Classement des Crédits Internationaux (CCCI), Université Libre de Bruxelles (2016)

Ph.D grant from the mini-ARC project At the roots of faith: an experimental approach of direct validation in communication  – Université Libre de Bruxelles (2012 – 2016)

Excellence Grant from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2004 – 2005)



Lecturer in  Experimental Methods (M.A.), 2020-2022, Faculty of Letters Communication and Translation, Université libre de Bruxelles                                                                                                                                            

Lecturer in Experimental Approaches for Social Data Science (M.A.), 2019-2020, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Lecturer in Experimental Approaches for Social Science of the Internet (M.A.), 2019-2020, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Tutorial in Experimental Methods in e-health research (M.A.), 2018-2019, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Guest Lecture on “Conspiracy Theories” in Social Cognition course (M.A.), 2014, Faculty of Psychological and Educational Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Teaching Assistant in Methodology in Social Psychology (M.A.), 2013 – 2014, Faculty of Psychological and Educational Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles


My work lies at the intersection of social and political psychology and cognitive science and focuses on the psychology of misinformation and conspiracy beliefs. I am particularly interested in the Truth bias in linguistic communication [Biais de crédulité dans la communication verbale] which was also the topic of my PhD thesis. If you want to find out more about the truth-bias and how it may affect you, you can have a look at this video or even participate in our study online.

I currently work in the SoCoiL project, assessing the impact of literacy on various socio-cognitive variables including susceptibility to misinformation and conspiracy beliefs.

I am also interested in public opinion and how it affects individual opinion as well as in sustainable investment behaviour.


Legate, N., Nguyen T., Moller, A. C., Legault L., Weinstein, N. & Psychological Science Accelerator (forthcoming). A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,

Pantazi, M., Papaioannou, K., Van-Prooijen, J-W. (2022). Power to the People: the Hidden Link Between Support for Direct Democracy and Belief in Conspiracy Theories. Political Psychology, 43(3), 529-548. 

Imhoff, R., Zimmer, F., Klein, O., António, J. H., Babinska, M., Bangerter, A., …Van Prooijen, J-W. (2022). Conspiracy Mentality and Political Orientation across 23 countries. Nature Human behaviour.

Vidgen, B., Taylor, H., Pantazi, M., Anastasiou, Z., Inkster, B., Margetts, H. (2021). Understanding vulnerability to online misinformation. The Alan Turing Institute.

Pantazi, M., Hale, S., Klein, O. (2021). Social and Cognitive Aspects of the Vulnerability to Political Misinformation. Advances in Political Psychology. 

Wang, K., Goldenberg, C. A., Dorison, A., Miller, A. K., Uusberg, A., Lerner, J. S… Psychological Science Accelerator (2021). A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behavior.

Pantazi, M., Gkinopoulos, T., Witkowska, M., Klein, O., & Bilewicz, M., (2020). Historia est Magistra Vitae? The impact of historical victimhood on current conspiracy beliefs. Group Processes and Intergoup Relations.

Adam-Troian, J., Wagner-Egger, P., Moty, M., Arciszewski, T., Imhoff, R.  Zimmer, F., … van Prooijen, J.-W. (2020).  Investigating the Links Between Cultural Values and Belief in Conspiracy Theories: the Key Roles of Collectivism and Masculinity. Political Psychology.

Kissine, M., & Pantazi, M. (2020). Pragmatic Accommodation. In D. Gutzmann,  L. Matthewson, Meier, C., Rullmann, H. & T. E. Zimmermann (Eds.), Wiley Companion to Semantics.

Pantazi, M., Klein, O., Kissine, M., (2020). Is justice blind or myopic? An examination of the effects of meta-cognitive myopia and truth bias on mock-jurors and judges. Judgment and Decision Making.

Fiedler, K., Schott, M., Kareev, Y., Avrahami, J., Ackerman, R., Goldsmith, M., Koriat A., Mata, A., Ferreira, M., Newell, Pantazi, M. (2019). Metacognitive myopia in change detection: A collective approach to overcome a persistent anomaly. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (2019). Walking the talk: Understanding consumer demand for sustainable investing. Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Bilewicz, M., Witkowska, M., Klein, O., Pantazi, M., & Gkinopoulos, T. (2019). Traumatic rift: How conspiracy beliefs undermine cohesion after societal trauma? Europes Journal of Psychology.

Pantazi, M., Kissine, M., Klein, O. (2018). The power of the truth bias: False information affects memory and judgment even in the absence of distraction. Social Cognition, 36(2), 167-198.

Lantian, A., Muller, D., Cécile N ., Klein , O . , Berjot , S . , & Pantazi,  M . (2018). Stigmatized beliefs: conspiracy beliefs, anticipated negative evaluation of the self. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Nera, K., Pantazi, M., & Klein, O. (2018). “These are just stories, Mulder”: Conspiracist fiction triggers resistance to narrative persuasion. Frontiers in Psychology, 9.

O’Donnell, M., Nelson, L. D., Ackermann, E., Aczel, B., Akhtar, A., Aldrovandi, S., … Zrubka, M. (2018). Registered Replication Report: Dijkserhuis & van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives in Psychological Science. 13(2), 268 294.

Klein, O, Van der Linden, N., Pantazi, M., & Kissine M. (2015). Behind the screen conspirators: paranoid social cognition in an online age. In M. Bilewicz, A. Cichocka, W. Soral (Eds.), The psychology of conspiracy (162 – 182). London: Routledge.                                                                                                   

Bauer Raposo, B., Pantazi, M., Klein, O. (2015). L’influence de la consommation alimentaire sur la crédulité par rapport aux théories du complot: une étude expérimentale. Les cahiers internationaux de psychologie sociale, 106, 149 165. DOI : 10.3917/cips.106.0149





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