Neuroscience Fake News brief

    The disciplines of Psychology and Neuroscience produce some of the most interesting and applicable findings in the world of science. A problem, however, is that the media can often misrepresent the findings of these disciplines when reporting on them in newspapers, TV, and online. In this task, you must appraise a media item discussed in class (or research your own) that makes claims based upon scientific research to determine whether or not the media is putting out fake news by misrepresenting the underlying science behind the item.

    Key Issues:

    Appraisal of the underlying science

    Truth and accuracy of the media item

    Whether or not the media item is being deliberately misleading, or servicing a particular narrative or agenda

    Summary of whether or not the media item is, in fact, fake news

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