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Fake News, Alternative Facts & Behavioral Science

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The Wellington School

3650 Reed Road

Columbus, OH 43220

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The "fake news" coming out about the Las Vegas shooting is only the most recent example of the wave of fake news and "alternative facts" sweeping the U.S. The situation got so bad in recent years that Oxford Dictionary chose "post-truth" as its word of the year in 2016. Unfortunately, research shows that most Americans exposed to fake news and alternative facts believe this information.

Join Gleb Tsipursky, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, as he discusses:

  • How the fake news tsunami on social media contributes to our post-truth present
  • How politicians use deception to achieve their political goals
  • Why citizens fall for alternative facts from politicians and fake news on social media
  • How this rising tide of deception fatally undermines democratic societies
  • How any audience member can help address fake news and alternative facts using science-based strategies
  • The recently-launched Pro-Truth Pledge movement, which applies these science-based strategies to fight post-truth politics


About the Speaker:

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky (Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; A.M, Harvard University; B.A., New York University) provides expertise in science-based decision-making and emotional and social intelligence to help leaders and organizations avoid disaster. He researches these topics as a tenure-track professor at The Ohio State University's Decision Sciences Collaborative and History Department.

Gleb runs a nonprofit that popularizes science-based strategies for effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, mental and emotional well-being, and altruism in politics, business, and other life areas, Intentional Insights.

He publishes articles on these topics in prominent venues, and appears regularly as a guest expert on TV, radio, podcasts, and videocasts. An Amazon best-selling author, he is most well-known for Find Your Purpose Using Science, and his Pro-Truth Politics: Fighting Post-Truth Politics and Alternative Facts with Behavioral Science is forthcoming. He does speaking and training, as well as consulting and coaching, for current and future leaders and teams in mid-size and large corporations and nonprofits.


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For the Wellington School, use the Reed Road entrance, turning right into the first parking lot, marked for visitors. The doors that will be opened for the event lead into the rotunda. Take a right into the reception area and continue on into the hallway. The Edwards Conference Room (31) will be on the right.

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