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Gordon Pennycook @GordPennycook Regina, Saskatchewan

Asst Prof @UofRegina @Hill_Levene (formerly @UWaterloo/@Yale) Focus on reasoning, metacognition, religion, disinformation, BS. Peddler of gifs, polls. Dad.

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Joined Twitter 3/9/15


@DG_Rand https://t.co/V0tUyZ7iKz @DG_Rand @michael_barlev @StuartJRitchie dave, dave, dave. c'mon now: https://t.co/f8xuZNfVkB @hugoreasoning @michael_barlev @DG_Rand And from Dave and I: https://t.co/3TChE12dKsSo, fellow academics. What's your gut feeling. Are we back in September? or do you think we're staying home and sta… https://t.co/50JByvQ6Qb
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3/31
2020
"@UAlberta health policy expert aims to cure #COVID19 ‘infodemic’" https://t.co/D7ktqUZyEl @UAlbertaLawhttps://t.co/pdXZBCMwp0
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3/30
2020
Researchers: Do you think that you would (consciously or unconsciously) relax your standards for a written paper be… https://t.co/sZFM8btrQ4
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3/29
2020
@becky_choma @awilson_WLU @TheSmileCEO @jarretcrawford @GordonHodsonPhD @paulbloomatyale @BethAV @Karen_Douglashttps://t.co/pC6hXDTeYl @JDHaltigan @PsychRabble @natehoneycutt K, I'm on board assuming I don't have to do any actual work 😉 @PsychRabble @natehoneycutt Survey on people's *belief* about it? Might be interesting to correlate with other fact… https://t.co/pwkHij21uF @EckerYael @kaitlynmwerner Yes, that is in fact even more psych twitterish. But so is this reply. I fear we are in a vortex @gmacdonalduoft @c_h_jordan @DrAngieLeRoy @nathandl12 @GDepow @meredithmartin I totally forgot referee when I did t… https://t.co/qUcrrhQT3bNeuroscientists put a bajillion electrodes in the brain to discover that the brain is indeed important for doing th… https://t.co/3RrRVI21BF
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook @sw4618 @hardsci Confused monkey does the trick
3/28
2020
Perhaps I'm late to this quickly-evolving debate on running fast research during the coronavirus crisis (and crowds… https://t.co/BXnQd4hwvf
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook @hardsci https://t.co/IBAcr1hMjpthe votes in this poll https://t.co/nokfmVUN4aI'm really, really at peace with it. Maybe I'm embracing it? I know I'm what's wrong with psych Twitter but I'm l… https://t.co/VSNrAgWq06Clarifications: - This is tongue-in-cheek - I'm cool with the #2 criticism - This is Twitter, what else are we sup… https://t.co/7XqDDusbnGWhat is the best option (asking for a friend) 1) Channel your energies toward research on global crisis and appear… https://t.co/wiBe3IYgQQ @kaitlynmwerner The original draft of my tweet had an reference to this but it was too convoluted and ruined the jo… https://t.co/GchDCtHS15 @simoncolumbus @DG_Rand https://t.co/qCpiCnKHDNI'll add that I've contributed to these debates and I'm at peace with it.The fact that psych twitter is already actively arguing about the *meta*-science of COVID-19 research is the most p… https://t.co/PgzkGbjuc2Researchers: Do you think that you would (consciously or unconsciously) relax your standards for a written paper be… https://t.co/sZFM8btrQ4 @bxjaeger @annemscheel @farid_anvari @DG_Rand @the100ci That is to say, different researchers have different standa… https://t.co/0VXTyJOF3M @bxjaeger @annemscheel @farid_anvari @DG_Rand @the100ci Well, fair enough - I just don't think the equation has cha… https://t.co/H5pzoPowPm @LaurenHallion Yes, we've had conversations with Facebook, Twitter, and Google (working together with the latter at… https://t.co/7CqtD52Zg9 @annemscheel @farid_anvari @DG_Rand @the100ci I'm not sure about the incentive structure part. We all still have a… https://t.co/M4lywbJVrk @LaurenHallion Which findings? My work relates to how simply 'nudging' (or simply reminding) people about accuracy… https://t.co/TzXGOcB4e8 @farid_anvari @DG_Rand @the100ci @annemscheel (Doesn't mean there are never mistakes or nothing to improve, of course.) @farid_anvari @DG_Rand @the100ci @annemscheel I wouldn't interpret it that way - he's acknowledging that we did it… https://t.co/4fDNSjwXgz
3/27
2020
If anyone is curious about what a president *should* sound like in a time of crisis, here's a speech from a 1996 al… https://t.co/OcPuzXQbC0 @PaoloAPalma (Not that I've seen anyone say that they think they know how to magically fix everything - simply speaking in generalities) @binkyfromsk @lwatson_ca That makes three of us (pre-recording lectures) and I would like to reiterate that you mig… https://t.co/asWCleS7im @StuartJRitchie *throws "Intelligence" by Stu Ritchie in the garbage* @PaoloAPalma I can see that! We need to err more on the side of "this is the best recommendation we have based on w… https://t.co/FOyqLM3aaD @drmarcspooner That feels like a century ago!For those curious about the academic job market paper: https://t.co/afjCuixd7aFor those who are skeptical about people doing COVID psych studies, here's why I do it (not that you asked): 1) Th… https://t.co/NTQ9YvM5io @joejps84 Honey bees are beautiful and majestic creatures and yes I've been stung many hundreds of times https://t.co/9ukMcfp4901) janitor (unpaid - I helped my parents clean the high school for 10 years starting at age 5. "chores") 2) gas joc… https://t.co/1snO7Uj1xS
3/26
2020
We have a new paper showing that people low in analyticity are more likely to believe #COVID19 #coronavirus is a ho… https://t.co/3KZTSYMVi2
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook"We went through the stages of climate change denial in the matter of a week" -- @GordPennycook https://t.co/oaPz3m6Me9
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook @CraigHarper19 @A_M_Espin @M_B_Petersen Good stuff! Only thing I'll add is that it is incredibly difficult to disti… https://t.co/lI0liNTG5w @A_M_Espin Our evidence indicates that people share things that they probably wouldn't think is accurate, so what y… https://t.co/G0EayL0Y7PNoting, of course, that a lot of our previous work on lazy thinking & fake news was about *believing* and not *shar… https://t.co/cyDvshAUxIInteresting new paper that contradicts some of our data on the role of intuition and reflection in the sharing of f… https://t.co/A5dPyAJ3VS @LTF_01 @jayvanbavel @RobbWiller The paper is 30 pages single spaced... @LTF_01 @jayvanbavel @RobbWiller That is, I don't see why publishing it in a scientific journal keeps it from "gene… https://t.co/0mz3nsWru3 @LTF_01 @jayvanbavel @RobbWiller I've never seen anything like this published in the NYT... The value of publishin… https://t.co/CkEZZ1qGUl
3/25
2020
@jbintheATX @ellenpetersjdm I appreciate that this explanation is so elaborate that it comes off as almost conspiratorial @miroslavsirota @yasminaokan I think it's many things, haha @jbintheATX @ellenpetersjdm ... (which is immediately accepted as true b/c in confirms what everyone has acknowledg… https://t.co/TdktWH67Wr @jbintheATX @ellenpetersjdm ... when getting to the end 65+, she scanned back to the right to see that the last cat… https://t.co/sNcpImoZ7B @jbintheATX @ellenpetersjdm I have a theory: She noticed that the first category is higher for common flu than COVI… https://t.co/2izqBy9JWL @iBALyons this is also truewhen I look at this tweet and notice that I accidentally pressed enter prior to the american flag https://t.co/uQyPL6dDyoI'm including myself in this, just to be clear. I haven't fully appreciated the importance of numeracy in the past.One silver lining from all of this is that innumeracy is being exposed in very prominent and dramatic ways. For yea… https://t.co/9v0SmFxNosWe don't mention this in the op-ed (we actually wrote it prior to the crisis), but seeing past intuition and *empir… https://t.co/iMbvbavglChttps://t.co/pYZWNm0f3BToday @GordPennycook & I wrote a @nytimes op ed "The Right Way to Fix Fake News" https://t.co/dyF84g6oqv tl;dr:… https://t.co/WRtVSqAkHK
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookI'm being dramatic, but is anyone else having a hard time suppressing the idea that we're watching the final blows… https://t.co/UXDtb79bDPWe have a new paper on how policy makers, the media, and the public can use social & behavioural science to suppor… https://t.co/gOAqz4ZC2a
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3/24
2020
New preprint https://t.co/2yNFDplG0p Repetition increases belief in false statements - even when the falsehood con… https://t.co/qfZro7gvn4
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookI'm curious @AcademicChatter, Do you expect the recent, quickly implemented experiments testing interventions on p… https://t.co/xYw7Hx8DrJ
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook @mbialek82 @byrd_nick @AcademicChatter But if they're testing different hypotheses, why would that matter? @mbialek82 @byrd_nick @AcademicChatter 1) sloppy design should make positive results less likely, not more likely… https://t.co/mvbJ9jR86h @byrd_nick @AcademicChatter *More* likely to replicate because (a) most that I've seen are using preregistration, (… https://t.co/OZeqL0k4gY
3/23
2020
@Chops310 I sent this to my mother-in-law (who sells essential oils), by the way. https://t.co/5ThgilDr1M*Posts and walks away* Some ppl think essential oils can cure physical, mental, and even relationship problems. My… https://t.co/w6H4ZeKTL0
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook @DanielaJPalombo We're doing superhero letters. Yes I drew this and yes I am putting money away for their future th… https://t.co/3ijf0dZKmo
3/22
2020
@jhaushofer https://t.co/bZ72UuACGn @Paul_Seli Yah definitely! Hopefully its sustainableIn fact, the conditions are set for us to underestimate risk. We are to disrupt our lives to *preempt* disaster (in… https://t.co/F9e3E2lgelThere's something unique about #COVID19. Sort of like Watergate, where the conspiracy theory is true. Gerd is cor… https://t.co/s8cduPFVCt @ReicherStephen It's still only 60%, though...
3/21
2020
@mollycrockett @VladChituc @JimACEverett @william__brady no no no, thank *you* all (it is impossible to find a gif for this)Three things that this illustrates: 1) It is so important for ethics boards to provide flexibility (and/or quick f… https://t.co/JtbWS1uxeJFor millennials: “Welcome to your teenage years! Here’s a global terrorism event to define your adolescence!” “Wel… https://t.co/USnCKkeXWV
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookCollection of *Social Sciences* research, surveys, materials, apps and projects on: #Corona #COVID19 #COVID2019https://t.co/88PAZd55oy
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3/20
2020
Researchers: here's a new unofficial, community-driven, open initiative for social scientists: @natematias and I ha… https://t.co/6IiWsW5ytm
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookExcited about our recently funded research: "#Coronavirus Outbreak: Mapping & Countering Misinformation"! Amazing t… https://t.co/nGGJ4YsWNF
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookAre you doing (or planning) social science research to aid COVID-19 prevention, resilience, or recovery?… https://t.co/fGbdh0JkZs
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook @raybbecker Thanks, Ray!
3/19
2020
@dgaozhao For sure - they told her to continue self-isolating for the 14 days. We're keeping an eye on it!"Fighting COVID19 misinformation on social media" https://t.co/JsKgjxEqJo @GordPennycook et al: "people share fals… https://t.co/PwHZ4d60oG
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookUpdate: Mom has tested negative for #COVID19!!! We were fairly confident that she was okay given her symptoms, but… https://t.co/yX0IJ9OwsI.@PsySciAcc has received 60+ submissions to our rapid call for COVID-19 behavioral science studies. We can make the… https://t.co/RTByIU0fTL
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookWe have made the painful but necessary decision to cancel the #ICT2020 conference, which would have taken place in Paris this July 1/6
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookAs Trump and Fox played down the threat of #coronavirus to Americans, elite cue-taking and polarization on the pand… https://t.co/I4kGuuZd6k
Retweeted by Gordon PennycookQUESTION!!! When is the best time to have a baby in the academy? My wife and I are discussing it and I just don’t… https://t.co/QECSSuCMYI
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3/18
2020
@Bob_Cock @DG_Rand @NAChristakis @JonMcphetres this is me trying to update the psyarxiv page since 5 minutes after… https://t.co/BDYpVQcduP @wgervais @DG_Rand @JonMcphetres https://t.co/kny2PASY8w🚨New working paper!🚨 "Fighting COVID-19 misinformation on social media: Experimental evidence for a scalable accu… https://t.co/0Bux40V15C
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook#COVID19 has inspired a wave of caremongering The mass scale altruism is arranged online via social media and the… https://t.co/JPDIbQvbTi
Retweeted by Gordon Pennycook @aidangcw @wgervais I'm all for loading up the supplement. Get the info out there but maintain readability. @wgervais @aidangcw What Will said. And report the original preregistered analysis in a supplement https://t.co/7T4F2jUeh2🚨academic twitter we need your help🚨 we are working with the mayor's office in Rome testing behavioral interventio… https://t.co/umeDC2d5Jk
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3/17
2020
@wgervais @daveschester https://t.co/Yhi4cNzV2P
3/16
2020

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