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Department of Psychology

Jon Roozenbeek is the Google Jigsaw Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology. His research focuses on inoculation theory. Aside from this, he works on media theory, content analytics, social media, the dynamics of online debate, and development of the mass media landscape in Eastern Ukraine. He co-developed the award-winning Fake News Game, Bad News, and coordinates the testing of this game. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and his research won the 2020 Frank Prize in Public Interest Communications from the University of Florida College of Journalism.


Key publications: 


Roozenbeek, J., Maertens, R., McClanahan, W.P., & van der Linden, S. (2020). Differentiating item and testing effects in inoculation research on online misinformation: Solomon revisited. Educational and Psychological Measurement.


van der Linden, S., & Roozenbeek, J. (2020). Psychological inoculation against fake news. In Greifeneder, R., Jaffé, M., Newman, E.J., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.). The psychology of fake news: Accepting, sharing, and correcting misinformation. London, UK: Psychology Press.


Roozenbeek, J., van der Linden, S., & Nygren, T. (2020). Prebunking interventions based on inoculation theory can reduce susceptibility to misinformation across cultures. The Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review 1(2).


Basol, M., Roozenbeek, J., & van der Linden, S. (2020). Good news about Bad News: Gamified inoculation boosts confidence and cognitive immunity against fake news. Journal of Cognition, 3(1), 1-9.


Roozenbeek, J., & van der Linden, S. (2019). Fake news game confers psychological resistance against online misinformation. Nature Palgrave Communications 5, 65, 10.1057/s41599-019-0279-9.


Roozenbeek, J., & van der Linden, S. (2018). The Fake News Game: Actively Inoculating Against the Risk of MisinformationJournal of Risk Research 22(5), 570-580.


Roozenbeek, J., & Salvador Palau, A. (2017). ‘I Read It on Reddit: Exploring the Role of Online Communities in the 2016 US Elections News Cycle’. Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Social Informatics, pp. 192-220.


Roozenbeek, J., & Terentieva, M. (2017). ‘Attention Please! - Exploring Attention Management on Wikipedia in the Context of the Ukrainian Crisis.’ Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Social Informatics, pp. 169-191.

Research Associate
Google Jigsaw Postdoctoral Research Associate
Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory
Postdoctoral By-Fellow, Churchill College
Person keywords: 
Inoculation theory
Social media
Available for consultancy