M1 or M2
Internship
Practical information
IJN
Laboratory:

Institut Jean Nicod

Adviser
Hugo Mercier
Length of internship
6 months
Language
French or English

Issues addressed:

How do we evaluate communicated information (between friends or colleagues, in the media, in advertising, etc.)?
How do we determine who to trust?
How can we explain the success of certain false beliefs, from conspiracy theories to vaccination hesitancy?
How to promote the dissemination of accurate beliefs, from scientific theories to policy-relevant facts?
Under what conditions does argumentation work best?
How do the cultural mechanisms that help to evaluate information work? (In the context of science, media, justice, etc.) 

Methods:

Experiments in behavioral psychology.
Review of anthropological or historical data.