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dc.contributor.advisorYan, Veronica X.
dc.creatorMeasom, Michael Ty
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T23:38:47Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T23:38:47Z
dc.date.created2021-05
dc.date.issued2021-05-07
dc.date.submittedMay 2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/87744
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/14688
dc.description.abstractEfforts by anti-vaccination movements date back to the conception of life-saving vaccines and have found considerable success in the US and Europe despite the overwhelming scientific data proving the safety and efficacy of vaccines. An analysis of vaccine misinformation reveals a plethora of psychological strategies employed by misinformers to help the false information become durable components in learners’ knowledge schemas about vaccines. While Conceptual Change researchers have proposed various models of conceptual change, including Posner et al.’s Conceptual Change Model, to aid educators in correcting misconceptions, these models have fallen short in correcting vaccine misinformation. This is partially due to several shortcomings in the models which have recently been addressed in Kendeou et al.’s Knowledge Revision Components Framework, which stresses the importance of strengthening the activation potential of correct information once the education intervention has occurred. In this report we suggest how the same strategies employed by anti-vaccination movements can be employed by educators through refutation texts to ensure correct information about vaccines can outcompete vaccine misinformation for activation.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectDebiasing vaccination misinformation
dc.subjectEnhancing refutation texts
dc.subjectKnowledge Revision Components Framework
dc.subjectConceptual change theory
dc.titleVaccine misinformation vs debiasing efforts : understanding the psychological tools applied to vaccine misinformation and applying them to vaccine debiasing efforts
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2021-09-14T23:38:48Z
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychology
dc.description.departmentDell Medical School
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.departmentDell Medical School
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.disciplineMedicine
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Medicine
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-2391-9522
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