Research Keywords

  • Science Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Misinformation

Presentations

  • Guess, A, Lyons, BA,†, Montgomery, J, Nyhan, B, & Reifler, J. (2019, Nov.) “The perils of overconfidence: Consuming, sharing, and believing false news content.” Accepted to the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, November 22-23, 2019, in Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/23/2019.
  • Guess, A, Lerner, M., Lyons, BA, Montgomery, J, Nyhan, B, & Reifler, J. "A digital media literacy intervention increases discernment between mainstream and false news in the United States and India.” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29 – September 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/01/2019.
  • Hasell, A, Lyons, BA, Tallapragada, M, & Jamieson, KH. (2019, May). “Using nonfiction narrative messages to reduce reactance to science consensus information,” presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, 24-28 May 2019 in Washington DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/25/2019.
  • Association for Psychological Science. Invited symposium, “Fake News and Misinformation.”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/25/2019.
  • Guess, A, Montgomery, J, Lyons, BA, Nyhan, B, & Reifler, J. (2019, April). “Can digital literacy save us from fake news? Evidence from the 2018 U.S. midterm election.” Presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Political Communication section, April 4-7, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/05/2019.

Publications

  • Lyons, B, Merola, V & Reifler, J. (2020). How bad is the fake news problem? The effect of baseline information in public perceptions. The psychology of fake news: Accepting, sharing, and correcting misinformation. London, UK: Routledge. Published, 08/14/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429295379
  • Guess, A, Lerner, M., Lyons, B, Montgomery, J., Nyhan, B, Reifler, J. & Sircar, N. (2020). A digital media literacy intervention increases discernment between mainstream and false news in the United States and India. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Accepted, 05/01/2020.
  • Lyons, B, Merola, V, Reifler, J. & Stoeckel, F. (2020). How Politics Shapes Views Toward Fact-Checking: Evidence from 6 European Countries. International Journal of Press/Politics. Accepted, 04/03/2020.
  • Lyons, B, Merola, V & Reifler, J. (2020). Shifting medical guidelines: Compliance and spillover effects for revised antibiotic recommendations. Social Science & Medicine. Accepted, 03/16/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
  • Hasell, A, Lyons, B, Tallapragada, M & Jamieson, KH (2020). Improving GM consensus acceptance among environmentalists through reduced reactance and climate change-based message targeting. Environmental Communication. Accepted, 03/06/2020.
  • Guess, Andrew, Lockett, D, Lyons, B, Montgomery, J, Nyhan, B & Reifler, J (2020). ‘‘Fake news” may have limited effects beyond increasing beliefs in false claims. Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review. Vol. 1. Published, 01/14/2020.
    https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/article/fake...
  • Guess, A & Lyons, B (2020). Disinformation, Misinformation and Online Propaganda. Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field. Cambridge University Press.. Accepted, 01/01/2020.
  • Lyons, B, McKay, A & Reifler, J. (2019). High-status lobbyists are most likely to overrate their success. Nature Human Behaviour. Published, 11/04/2019.
  • Lyons BA, Hasell A, Tallapragada M & Jamieson KH (2019). Conversion messages and attitude change: Strong arguments, not costly signals. Public understanding of science (Bristol, England). Vol. 28, 320-338. Published, 11/01/2019.
  • Lyons, B, Akin, H & Stroud, NJ (2019). Proximity (Mis)perception: Public Awareness of Nuclear, Refinery, and Fracking Sites. Risk Analysis. Published, 08/27/2019.
  • Lyons, B (2019). Discussion Network Activation: An Expanded Approach to Selective Exposure. Media and Communication. Published, 07/30/2019.
    https://www.cogitatiopress.com/mediaandcommunicati...
  • Guess, A, Lyons, BA, , Montgomery, J, , Nyhan, B, & & Reifler, J. (2019). Fake news, Facebook ads, and misperceptions: Assessing information quality in the 2018 U.S. midterm election campaign. Democracy Fund report. Published, 02/06/2019.
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~nyhan/fake-news-2018.pdf
  • Lyons B, Merola V & Reifler J (2019). Not Just Asking Questions: Effects of Implicit and Explicit Conspiracy Information About Vaccines and Genetic Modification. Health communication. Vol. 34, 1741-1750. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Lyons, B (2018). When Readers Believe Journalists: Effects of Adjudication in Varied Dispute Contexts. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Published, 12/01/2018.
  • Lyons, B (2018). Reducing Group Alignment in Factual Disputes? The Limited Effects of Social Identity Interventions. Science Communication. Published, 10/10/2018.
  • Lyons, BA., Hasell, A & Stroud, NJ (2018). Enduring Extremes? Polar Vortex, Drought, and Climate Change Beliefs. Environmental Communication. Vol. 12. Published, 09/24/2018.
  • Guess, A, Lyons, B, Nyhan, B, & Reifler, J. (2018). Avoiding the Echo Chamber about Echo Chambers: Why Selective Exposure to Like-Minded Political News Is Less Prevalent Than You Think. Knight Foundation report. Published, 02/14/2018.
    https://kf-site-production.s3.amazonaws.com/media_...
  • Veenstra, A, Lyons, B & Degim Flannagan, A (2017). Intraparty Hostility: Social Identity, Subidentity, and the Hostile Media Effect in a Contested Primary. Journal of Political Marketing. Published, 08/14/2017.
  • Lyons, B (2017). From Code to Discourse: Social Media and Linkage Mechanisms in Deliberative Systems. Journal of Public Deliberation. Published, 04/20/2017.
    https://www.publicdeliberation.net/cgi/viewcontent...
  • Lyons BA & Veenstra AS (2016). How (Not) to Talk on Twitter: Effects of Politicians' Tweets on Perceptions of the Twitter Environment. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking. Vol. 19, 8-15. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Veenstra AS, Park CS, Lyons BA, Kang CS & Iyer N (2016). Intramedium Interaction and the Third-Person Effect: How Partisans Respond to YouTube Ads and Comments. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking. Vol. 18, 406-10. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Veenstra, A, Lyons, B & Fowler-Dawson, A (2016). Conservatism vs. conservationism: differential influences of social identities on beliefs about fracking. Environmental Communication. Published, 01/11/2016.
  • Veenstra, A, Hossain, M & Lyons, B (2014). Partisan Media and Discussion as Enhancers of the Belief Gap. Mass Communication & Society. Published, 10/23/2014.