08 November 2018
Our Wessex Branch held its sixth military psychology conference at the Ark Conference Centre in Basingstoke today.
The event brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss the psychological impact of misinformation and identify areas of good practice for future research.
The keynote speakers were Professor Karen Douglas on ‘The psychology of conspiracy theories’ and Professor Rebecca Milne on ‘Don't break the chain - from effective communication to successful decision-making’.
Presentations, posters and workshops looked at questions like:
Sarb Bajwa, chief executive of the British Psychological Society, said:
“I congratulate our Wessex Branch on another successful military psychology conference. Today’s subject matter – fake news – is a reminder that whatever the subject in the news headlines, psychology has much to contribute to our understanding of it.”