Judging Truth.

  title={Judging Truth.},
  author={Nadia M. Brashier and Elizabeth J. Marsh},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
Deceptive claims surround us, embedded in fake news, advertisements, political propaganda, and rumors. How do people know what to believe? Truth judgments reflect inferences drawn from three types of information: base rates, feelings, and consistency with information retrieved from memory. First, people exhibit a bias to accept incoming information, because most claims in our environments are true. Second, people interpret feelings, like ease of processing, as evidence of truth. And third… 

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