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Prosocial Design Research Compendium

Our Science Board curates and assesses emerging research on prosocial design interventions. The below compendium allows you to see which papers we have found, and how they relate to interventions in our library.

Content Removal as a Moderation Strategy

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
November 7, 2019
Kumar Bhargav Srinivasan, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Lillian Lee, Chenhao Tan
DOI:
10.1145/3359265

Highlighting High-quality Content as a Moderation Strategy: The Role of New York Times Picks in Comment Quality and Engagement

ACM Transactions on Social Computing
January 29, 2022
Yixue Wang, Nicholas Diakopoulos
DOI:
10.1145/3484245

Reconsidering Tweets: Intervening During Tweet Creation Decreases Offensive Content

International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2022)
December 1, 2021
Matthew Katsaros, Kathy Yang, Lauren Fratamico, Yale Law School, Twitter Inc.
DOI:
abs/2112.00773v1

Social media governance: can social media companies motivate voluntary rule following behavior among their users?

Journal of Experimental Criminology
December 27, 2019
Tom Tyler, Matt Katsaros, Tracey Meares & Sudhir Venkatesh
DOI:
10.1007/s11292-019-09392-z

"Did You Suspect the Post Would be Removed?": Understanding User Reactions to Content Removals on Reddit

Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
November 7, 2019
Shagun Jhaver, Darren Scott Appling, Eric Gilbert, Amy Bruckman
DOI:
10.1145/3359294

Real Solutions for Fake News? Measuring the Effectiveness of General Warnings and Fact‑Check Tags in Reducing Belief in False Stories on Social Media

Political Behavior
December 15, 2020
Katherine Clayton, Spencer Blair, Jonathan Busam, Samuel Forstner, & al.
DOI:
10.1007/s11109-019-09533-0

Countering Misinformation and Fake News Through Inoculation and Prebunking

European Review of Social Psychology
February 22, 2021
Stephan Lewandowsky, Sander van der Linden
DOI:
10.1080/10463283.2021.1876983

Neutralizing misinformation through inoculation: Exposing misleading argumentation techniques reduces their influence

PLoS ONE
May 5, 2017
John Cook, Stephan Lewandowsky, Ullrich K. H. Ecker
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0175799

The Humanizing Voice: Speech Reveals, and Text Conceals, a More Thoughtful Mind in the Midst of Disagreement

Association for Psychological Sciences
October 25, 2017
Juliana Schroeder, Michael Kardas, Nicholas Epley
DOI:
10.1177/0956797617713798

A digital media literacy intervention increases discernment between mainstream and false news in the United States and India

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A
June 20, 2020
Andrew M. Guess, Michael Lerner, Benjamin Lyons, & al.
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.1920498117

Social Clicks: What and Who Gets Read on Twitter?

Proc. of ACM SIGMETRICS'16
April 13, 2016
Maksym Gabielkov, Arthi Ramachandran, Augustin Chaintreau, Arnaud Legout
DOI:
10.1145/2896377.2901462

Warm thanks: gratitude expression facilitates social affiliation in new relationships via perceived warmth

Emotion
January 1, 2015
Williams, L. A., & Bartlett, M. Y
DOI:
10.1037/emo0000017

What Works: Gender Equality by Design

Management Science
September 29, 2015
Iris Bohnet, Alexandra van Geen, Max Bazerman
DOI:
10.1287/mnsc.2015.2186

The Benefits of Cognitive Disfluency

Current Directions in Psychological Science
November 14, 2013
Adam L. Alter
DOI:
10.1177/0963721413498894

Preventing harassment and increasing group participation through social norms in 2,190 online science discussions.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A
April 29, 2019
J. Nathan Matias
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.1813486116

Shifting attention to accuracy can reduce misinformation online

Nature
November 13, 2019
Gordon Pennycook, Ziv Epstein, Mohsen Mosleh, Antonio Arechar, Dean Eckles, David Rand
DOI:
10.1038/s41586-021-03344-2