“Hot Paper” Spotlight: The Misinformation Susceptibility Test (MIST)

This paper introduces the first-ever psychometrically rigorous Misinformation Susceptibility Test, with Dr. Rakoen Maertens (then University of Cambridge, now University of Oxford) and PANGEA’s Dr. Friedrich Götz as it’s co-lead authors (full citation with link below). As the first of its kind, the publication made waves in both the academic community and beyond.
Moreover, the article has an impressive Altmetric score of 278 – a rarity for methods papers. This score places it in the top 5% of all research outputs, making it the 5th highest-scoring output ever published in Behavior Research Methods.

Curious to see how you fare? Follow this link to the web app, take the test, and get automatic feedback on your ability to detect misinformation: https://yourmist.streamlit.app/

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Maertens, R.*, Götz, F. M.*, Schneider, C. R., Roozenbeek, J., Kerr, J. R., Stieger, S., McClanahan, W. P., Drabot, K., & van der Linden, S. (2023). The misinformation susceptibility test (MIST): A psychometrically validated measure of news veracity discernment. Behavior Research Methods. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-023-02124-2