Inaccurate Ideas, Problematic Sources, and Misinformed Expectations

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Inaccurate Ideas, Problematic Sources, and Misinformed Expectations

Suggestions and Solutions for Helping People Learn in a Post-Truth World

How do we help people learn about important issues, realizing that the everyday tools and practices used to look for information can expose people to biased interpretations, underinformed arguments, unsubstantiated claims, and so-called “fake news”?  Discourse Processes has a rich history of publishing papers directly related to these issues.  Projects focused on human communication, reading comprehension, and multimedia experiences that have appeared in the journal are informative for addressing concerns associated with living in a “post-truth world.”  This includes projects that outline challenges for learning, and studies that describe effective toolsets and interventions that can enhance comprehension activities. 
This curated, virtual special issue of Discourse Processes presents recent publications that highlight the rich history of the journal as an outlet for thought-provoking and impactful work on these issues.  We hope you enjoy reading these articles, and encourage your perusal of the journal and the array of multidisciplinary projects published in it examining discourse processes, products, contexts, and experiences. 
Discourse Processes is the official journal of The Society for Text & Discourse. Learn more about the society and explore membership options here,

These articles will be available to read for free until 30 November 2019.
Article Title Author(s) Volume Issue Year
Effects of a Sourcing Prompt and Conflicts in Reading Materials on Elementary Students’ Use of Source Information Johanna Paul, Marc Stadtler & Rainer Bromme 56 2 2019
Individual Differences in Revising (and Maintaining) Accurate and Inaccurate Beliefs About Childhood Vaccinations Erica D. Kessler, Jason L.G. Braasch & Carolanne M. Kardash 56 5-6 2019
Readers’ Processing and Use of Source Information as a Function of Its Usefulness to Explain Conflicting Scientific Claims Steffen Gottschling, Yvonne Kammerer & Peter Gerjets 56 5-6 2019
Challenges in Processes of Validation and Comprehension Murray Singer 56 5-6 2019
Research is Tentative, but That’s Okay: Overcoming Misconceptions about Scientific Tentativeness through Refutation Texts Danny Flemming, Joachim Kimmerle, Ulrike Cress & Gale M. Sinatra 2019
Trust But Verify: Examining the Association Between Students' Sourcing Behaviors and Ratings of Text Trustworthiness Alexandra List, Patricia A. Alexander & Lori A. Stephens 54 2 2017
Being Sad Is Not Always Bad: The Influence of Affect on Expository Text Comprehension Caitlin Mills, Jennifer Wu & Sidney D’Mello 56 2 2019
Expectations on Hierarchical Scales of Discourse: Multifractality Predicts Both Short- and Long-Range Effects of Violating Gender Expectations in Text Reading Chase R. Booth, Hannah L. Brown, Elizabeth G. Eason, Sebastian Wallot & Damian G. Kelty-Stephen 55 1 2018
Thinking About Global Warming: Effect of Policy-Related Documents and Prompts on Learning About Causes of Climate Change Dylan Blaum, Thomas D. Griffin, Jennifer Wiley & M. Anne Britt 54 4 2017
Readers' Selective Recall of Source Features as a Function of Claim Discrepancy and Task Demands Gaston Saux, Christine Ros, M. Anne Britt, Marc Stadtler, Debora I. Burin & Jean-François Rouet 55 5-6 2018
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