28 August 2018
The best two posters our Wessex Branch’s military conference, as chosen by an independent panel, will receive cash prizes.
The prizes of £150 and £100 are being given by the sponsors of the conference’s poster session Security Lancaster, Lancaster University.
There is still time to submit a poster – or an oral presentation or workshop – as the closing date for submissions is 2 September 2018.
The conference will consider the broad theme of the psychological impact of misinformation.
Ascertaining what is real and what is false has always been a priority in defence and security. Carl von Clausewitz’s On War was published in 1832 following the Napoleaonic wars and identified a key problem in the ‘uncertainty of all information’.
Similarly, in recent years the civilian world has seen a rise in allegations of ‘fake news’, and the rapid rise of social media has made it increasingly difficult to tell the difference between what is real and what is false, warping perceptions of what is normal in our understanding of the world.
The conference will look at such questions as:
This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to further understanding of the psychological impact of misinformation and to identify areas of good psychological practice for future research.
The keynote speakers will be Professor Karen Douglas and Professor Rebecca Milne.