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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.

AI Chat Assistants can Improve Conversations about Divisive Topics

Lisa P. Argyle, E. Busby, J. Gubler, C. Bail, Thomas Howe, C. Rytting, D. Wingate
February 14, 2023

Fake news game confers psychological resistance against online misinformation

Jon Roozenbeek, Sander van der Linden
Palgrave Communications
June 25, 2019

Promoting Online Civility Through Platform Architecture

Jisu Kim, Curtis McDonald, Paul Meosky, Matthew Katsaros, Tom Tyler
Journal of Online Trust and Safety
September 20, 2022

Accuracy prompts are a replicable and generalizable approach for reducing the spread of misinformation

Gordon Pennycook, David Rand
April 28, 2022

“I Think This News Is Accurate”: Endorsing Accuracy Decreases the Sharing of Fake News and Increases the Sharing of Real News

Valerio Capraro, Tatiana Celadin
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
July 22, 2022

Timing matters when correcting fake news

Nadia M. Brashier, Gordon Pennycook, A. Berinsky, David G. Rand
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
January 25, 2021

The Implied Truth Effect: Attaching Warnings to a Subset of Fake News Headlines Increases Perceived Accuracy of Headlines Without Warnings

Gordon Pennycook, Adam Bear, Evan T. Collins, David G. Rand
Management Sciences
February 21, 2020

Effects of Credibility Indicators on Social Media News Sharing Intent

Waheeb Yaqub, Otari Kakhidze, Morgan L. Brockman, N. Memon, & al.
Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April 21, 2020

Does Transparency in Moderation Really Matter?: User Behavior After Content Removal Explanations on Reddit

Shagun Jhaver, A. Bruckman, Eric Gilbert
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
November 7, 2019

How Background Images Impact Online Incivility

Jinkyung Park, Vivek K. Singh
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
November 11, 2022

Automated Content Moderation Increases Adherence to Community Guidelines

Manoel Horta Ribeiro, Justin Cheng, Robert West
October 19, 2022

Like, recommend, or respect? Altering political behavior in news comment sections

N. Stroud, Ashley Muddiman, Joshua M. Scacco
New Media & Society
April 20, 2016

Exposure to opposing views on social media can increase political polarization

Christopher A. Bail, Lisa P. Argyle, Taylor W. Brown, & al.
August 28, 2018

Content Removal as a Moderation Strategy

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

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

Yixue Wang, Nicholas Diakopoulos
ACM Transactions on Social Computing
January 29, 2022

Reconsidering Tweets: Intervening During Tweet Creation Decreases Offensive Content

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

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

Tom Tyler, Matt Katsaros, Tracey Meares & Sudhir Venkatesh
Journal of Experimental Criminology
December 27, 2019

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

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

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

Katherine Clayton, Spencer Blair, Jonathan Busam, Samuel Forstner, & al.
Political Behavior
December 15, 2020

Countering Misinformation and Fake News Through Inoculation and Prebunking

Stephan Lewandowsky, Sander van der Linden
European Review of Social Psychology
February 22, 2021

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

John Cook, Stephan Lewandowsky, Ullrich K. H. Ecker
May 5, 2017

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

Juliana Schroeder, Michael Kardas, Nicholas Epley
Association for Psychological Sciences
October 25, 2017

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

Andrew M. Guess, Michael Lerner, Benjamin Lyons, & al.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A
June 20, 2020

Social Clicks: What and Who Gets Read on Twitter?

Maksym Gabielkov, Arthi Ramachandran, Augustin Chaintreau, Arnaud Legout
April 13, 2016

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

Williams, L. A., & Bartlett, M. Y
January 1, 2015

The Benefits of Cognitive Disfluency

Adam L. Alter
Current Directions in Psychological Science
November 14, 2013

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

J. Nathan Matias
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A
April 29, 2019

Shifting attention to accuracy can reduce misinformation online

Gordon Pennycook, Ziv Epstein, Mohsen Mosleh, Antonio Arechar, Dean Eckles, David Rand
November 13, 2019