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Motivated Reading of Evidence

Project description

How we make sense of facts to suit our needs

Facts can be distorted or oversimplified. Facts can also be interpreted in order for them to serve a specific purpose. The EU-funded MOREV project will study motivated reading of evidence in order to identify the goals that push the reading of evidence. It will also study how agents distort readings. They may not interpret vague information sceptically. They may decide not to read or reason about available evidence. For instance, consumers may intentionally distort their beliefs about some attributes to make their purchasing plans easier. On an individual level, the project will study agents’ motivated reading about others’ abilities or their socioeconomic status and other characteristics. The question to be answered is whether agents who are close (as network members and in social identity) treat others differently.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 234 878

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 234 878
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations