Michael Geers

Michael Geers
Max Planck Institute for Human Development | MPIB · Center of Adaptive Rationality

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Introduction
Skills and Expertise
Education
September 2018 - August 2019
University of Pennsylvania
Field of study
  • Behavioral and Decision Sciences
September 2017 - August 2018
Trinity College Dublin
Field of study
  • Marketing
October 2014 - September 2017

Publications

Publications (3)
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Misinformation presents a significant societal problem. To measure individuals’ susceptibility to misinformation and study its predictors, researchers have used a broad variety of ad-hoc item sets, scales, question framings, and response modes. Because of this variety, it remains unknown whether results from different studies can be compared (e.g.,...
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Online platforms’ data give advertisers the ability to “microtarget” recipients’ personal vulnerabilities by tailoring different messages for the same thing, such as a product or political candidate. One possible response is to raise awareness for and resilience against such manipulative strategies through psychological inoculation. Two online expe...
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Online platforms collect and infer detailed information about people and their behaviour, giving advertisers an unprecedented ability to reach specific groups of recipients. This ability to "microtarget" messages contrasts with people's limited knowledge of what data platforms hold and how those data are used. Two online experiments (total N = 828...

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