New paper about the ‘Einstein effect’ and its impact on the perceived credibility of scientific scources.

In this project, we examined how people rate the credibility of scientific statements depending on their own worldview, the kind of source that it came from (scientific vs. spiritual) and their cultural background. Based on a large and diverse sample of more than 10.000 participants from 24 different countries, we found that irrespectively of religious and cultural background, science serves as a universal heuristic for the reliability of information. The paper, which was published in Nature Human Behaviour can be found here:

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