13 June 2018
This year’s Wessex Military Conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to foster an understanding of the psychological impact of misinformation.
It takes place at the Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke, on 8 November 2018, under the title ‘Misinformation in Defence and Security’.
The conference will consider such questions as:
It will bring together researchers and practitioners to help understand the psychological impact of misinformation and identify areas of good practice for future research.
Two keynote speakers have been announced.
Professor Karen Douglas is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent. She studies the psychological processes that explain belief in conspiracy theories, and some of the social, health and environmental consequences of conspiracy theories.
Professor Becky Milne is a Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in the research of interview strategies and intelligence gathering techniques.
A second round of submissions for the conference has now been announced on these themes:
If you are interested in submitting a workshop, oral presentation or poster, please make your submission via the conference website. Submissions will be accepted until Monday 3 September 2018.