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.
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.
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 TeDCog Handbook (PDF, 395kB) contains the essentials you need to know as a member of the TeDCog group.