Who falls for fake news? The role of emotional intelligence

Preston, S. and Anderson, A. and Robertson, D. J. and Shephard, M. P. and Huhe, N. (2021) Who falls for fake news? The role of emotional intelligence. In: Association for Psychological Science Virtual Convention 2021, 2021-05-26 - 2021-05-27.

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In this study we investigated whether participants level of emotional intelligence (EQ) was associated with their ability to detect fake news items presented in a real world Facebook format Objective: Is High EQ associated with greater fake news detection rates (i.e. are those high in emotional intelligence better at seeing through the emotional content of the news item, leading to a great focus on the veracity of the content)