マジマ ヨシマサ   MAJIMA,Yoshimasa
  眞嶋 良全
   所属   北星学園大学  社会福祉学部 福祉心理学科
   職種   教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2018/04
形態種別 原著論文
査読 査読あり
標題 Willingness to transmit and the spread of pseudoscientific beliefs
執筆形態 共著
掲載誌名 Applied Cognitive Psychology
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 32,pp.499-505
著者・共著者 Mercier H, Majima Y, Miton H.
概要 Pseudoscientific beliefs are widespread and can be damaging. If several studies have examined the factors leading people to accept pseudoscientific beliefs, no attention has been paid to the factors contributing to people's willingness to transmit these beliefs. To test whether the willingness to transmit pseudoscientific beliefs contributes to their spread, independent of their believability, we asked participants to rate statements corresponding either to pseudoscientific beliefs (Myths), or to their (correct) negations (Non‐Myths). Statements were rated on believability, on how willing participants would be to transmit them, and on how knowledgeable they would make someone who produces them. Results revealed that participants who believed in Myths were more willing to transmit them than the participants who believed in Non‐Myths were willing to transmit Non‐Myths. A potential factor driving the increased willingness to transmit both Myths and Non‐Myths might be participants' belief that holding the beliefs makes one seem more knowledgeable.
DOI 10.1002/acp.3413