Assistant Professor, Communication
- "Partisanship, not illiteracy: Explaining older Americans' vulnerability to dubious news." Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute.
- "Accepting or rejecting the experts? Understanding the roles of media literacy, overconfidence, and elite cues ." Annenberg Public Policy Center Speaker Series.
- 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,
- 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,
- 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,
- Association for Psychological Science. Invited symposium, “Fake News and Misinformation.”.
- 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,
- Schmierbach, M. & Andsagerb, J., Banning, S., Chung, M., Lyons, BA., McLeod, DM., Meirick, PC, Pan, Z., Rojas, H. & Sun, Y. (2023). Another Point of View: Scholarly Responses to the State of Third-Person Research. Mass Communication & Society.
- Thompson, J. & Spalti, A., Barnfield, M., Stockli, S., Phillips, J., Stoeckel, F., Lyons, BA, Merola, V., Szewach, P., Reifler, J. (2023). Vaccine attributes and vaccine uptake in Hungary: Evidence from a conjoint experiment. European Journal of Public Health.
- Spälti, AS & Lyons, BA, Stoeckel, F., Szewach, P., Merola, V., Stednitz, C., Lopez Gonzalez, P., Reifler, J. (2023). Partisanship and anti-elite worldviews as correlates of science and health beliefs in the multi-party system of Spain. Public Understanding of Science.
- Lyons, BA (2022). Why We Should Rethink the Third Person Effect: Disentangling Bias and Earned Confidence Using Behavioral Data. Journal of Communication.
- Stoeckel, F., Stöckli, S., Phillips, J., Lyons, B. , Merola, V., Barnfield, M. , Szewach, P., Thompson, J. & Reifler, J. (2022). Stamping the vaccine passport? Public support for lifting COVID-19 related restrictions for vaccinated citizens in France, Germany, and Sweden. Vaccine.
- Lyons, BA. (2022). Insidiously Trivial: Meme Format Reduces Perceived Influence and Intent to Debate Partisan Claims. Media and Communication.
- Lyons, BA & Workman, K.S. (2022). Explicit voter fraud conspiracy cues increase belief among co-partisans but have broader spillover effects on confidence in elections. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review.
- Stoeckel, F., Carter, C., Lyons, BA & Reifler, J (2022). The Politics of Vaccine Hesitancy in Europe. European Journal of Public Health.
- Spälti, A, Stöckli, S, Phillips, J, Stoeckel, F, Reifler, J, Lyons, BA, Mérola, V, & Szewach, P. (2022). Which vaccine attributes foster vaccine uptake? A cross-country conjoint experiment. PLoS One.
- Stoeckel, F., Lyons, BA & Reifler, J (2021). Public misperceptions of European integration in the UK. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.
- Stoeckel, F., Carter, C., Lyons, B. & Reifler, J. (2021). Association of vaccine hesitancy and immunization coverage rates in the European Union. Vaccine.
- Lyons, BA & Montgomery, J, Guess, A, Nyhan, B, Reifler, J. (2021). Overconfidence in News Judgements. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Berlinski, N. & Doyle, M., Guess, A., Levy, G., Lyons, BA, Montgomery, J., Nyhan, B., & Reifler, J. (2021). The Effects of Unsubstantiated Claims of Voter Fraud on Confidence in Elections. Journal of Experimental Political Science.
- Spälti, A., & Lyons, BA, Mérola, V., Reifler, J., Stedtnitz, C., Stoeckel, F., & Szewach, P (2021). Partisanship and public opinion of COVID-19: Does emphasizing Trump and his administration’s response to the pandemic affect public opinion about the coronavirus?. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties.
- Lyons, BA & Farhart, C, Hall, M, Kotcher, J, Levendusky, M, Miller, J, Nyhan, B, Raimi, K, Reifler, J, Saunders, K, Skytte, R, & Zhao, X. (2021). Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior. Journal of Experimental Political Science.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lyons, B, Merola, V & Reifler, J. (2020). Shifting medical guidelines: Compliance and spillover effects for revised antibiotic recommendations. Social Science & Medicine.
- 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.
- 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.
- Guess, A & Lyons, B (2020). Disinformation, Misinformation and Online Propaganda. Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field. Cambridge University Press..
- Lyons, B, McKay, A & Reifler, J. (2019). High-status lobbyists are most likely to overrate their success. Nature Human Behaviour.
- 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.
- Lyons, B, Akin, H & Stroud, NJ (2019). Proximity (Mis)perception: Public Awareness of Nuclear, Refinery, and Fracking Sites. Risk Analysis.
- Lyons, B (2019). Discussion Network Activation: An Expanded Approach to Selective Exposure. Media and Communication.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lyons, B (2018). When Readers Believe Journalists: Effects of Adjudication in Varied Dispute Contexts. International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
- Lyons, B (2018). Reducing Group Alignment in Factual Disputes? The Limited Effects of Social Identity Interventions. Science Communication.
- Lyons, BA., Hasell, A & Stroud, NJ (2018). Enduring Extremes? Polar Vortex, Drought, and Climate Change Beliefs. Environmental Communication. Vol. 12.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lyons, B (2017). From Code to Discourse: Social Media and Linkage Mechanisms in Deliberative Systems. Journal of Public Deliberation.
- 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.
- 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.
- Veenstra, A, Lyons, B & Fowler-Dawson, A (2016). Conservatism vs. conservationism: differential influences of social identities on beliefs about fracking. Environmental Communication.
- Veenstra, A, Hossain, M & Lyons, B (2014). Partisan Media and Discussion as Enhancers of the Belief Gap. Mass Communication & Society.