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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.

Flagging fake news on social media: An experimental study of media consumers' identification of fake news.
Dongfang Gaozhao
Government Information Quarterly
July 1, 2021
Birdwatch: Crowd wisdom and bridging algorithms can inform understanding and reduce the spread of misinformation
Stefan Wojcik, Sophie Hilgard, Nick Judd, Delia Mocanu, Stephen Ragain, M. B. Hunzaker, Keith Coleman, and Jay Baxter
October 27, 2022
Conservation of Procrastination: Do Productivity Interventions Save Time or Just Redistribute It?
Geza Kovacs, Drew Mylander Gregory, Zilin Ma, Zhengxuan Wu, Golrokh Emami, Jacob Ray, Michael S. Bernstein
CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
May 2, 2019
Achieving Digital Wellbeing Through Digital Self-control Tools: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Alberto Monge Roffarello, Luigi De Russis
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
September 12, 2023
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
“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
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
The Benefits of Cognitive Disfluency
Adam L. Alter
Current Directions in Psychological Science
November 14, 2013
Shifting attention to accuracy can reduce misinformation online
Gordon Pennycook, Ziv Epstein, Mohsen Mosleh, Antonio Arechar, Dean Eckles, David Rand
November 13, 2019