Technology, Democracy, and Cognition Group (TeDCog)
The TeDCog group is an interdisciplinary group hosted mainly in the School of Psychological Science that examines the pressure points between human cognition and online technologies, and the consequences for democracy that arise from those pressure points.
The Group is headed by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky. Feel free to contact him (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to become involved.
Find out about our upcoming weekly seminars
TeDCog seminars are held at 1pm every Friday. Please contact TeDCog@bristol.ac.uk for joining instructions. Details of previous seminars can be found here. Recordings of previous seminars can be found on our YouTube channel.
The following projects are currently being hosted by the TeDCog group. Click on each icon for more detail:
Reclaiming individual autonomy and democratic discourse online
We aim to develop cognitively and technologically sound solutions to restore people’s autonomy online.
We develop tools to train and assist healthcare professionals to confront vaccine-related misinformation.
We examine how people’s differing conceptions of “truth” can be used to design interventions to protect democratic discourse.
JIGSAW / Inoculation Science
We use inoculation theory to develop scalable interventions to protect online consumers against misleading and false information.
The Honesty Project
We identify factors that determine how people view honesty, and what we might do to make accuracy matter again.
We address fundamental tensions and imbalances pertaining to protecting citizens online.
The Mercury Project
We develop and test interventions to assist people in distinguishing between true and false information, and we equip practitioners with adaptable toolkits to help them reduce misinformation.
The TeDCog Handbook (PDF, 395kB) contains the essentials you need to know as a member of the TeDCog group.
There is also an online version available.