HERO’s Summer Think Tank’s Theme is “The employer’s role in plugging the disinformation rabbit hole.” Below is our reading list on this subject to help us consider our roles as guardians against the growing assaults on science.


Paul E. Terry, PhD, “Untangling Truth, Facts, and Opinions: Why Simple Tenets of Science Have Become Uneasy,” American Journal of Health Promotion. First Published February 19, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117119831864


The Science of Changing Someone’s Mind

Adam Grant, “The Science of Reasoning with Unreasonable People,” The New York Times, January 31, 2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/31/opinion/change-someones-mind.html


Vaccine Hesitancy and Motivational Interviewing

William J. McGuire, “Some Contemporary Approaches,” in Advances of Experimental Psychology, Volume 1, 191 – 229. Academic Press: 1964. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065260108600520

Paul E. Terry, PhD, “Being Safe versus Being Safer: Mask Guidance and Hard-Earned Lessons from the AIDS Pandemic,” American Journal of Health Promotion. First Published April 22, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117120922037


Facebook and the Surveillance Society

The Other Coup. https://nyti.ms/3iZZdx1

Ramez Kouzy, Joseph Abi Jaoude, Molly B. El Alam, et al, “Coronavirus Goes Viral: Quantifying the COVID-19 Misinformation Epidemic on Twitter,” Cureus Journal of Medical Science. March 2020. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339923047_Coronavirus_Goes_Viral_Quantifying_the_COVID-19_Misinformation_Epidemic_on_Twitter

“COVID-19 disinformation briefing No.3: Far-right exploitation of COVID-19,” Institute for Strategic Dialogue.  https://www.isdglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVID-19-Briefing-03-Institute-for-Strategic-Dialogue-12th-May-2020.pdf



Mathias Osmundsen, Michael Bang Petersen, and Alexander Bor, “How partisan polarization drives the spread of fake news,” The Brookings Institution, last modified May 13, 2021, https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/how-partisan-polarization-drives-the-spread-of-fake-news/.

David Katz, MD, “Epic Pandemic Mismanagement: How, and… Why?” LinkedIn, last modified July 10, 2020, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/epic-pandemic-mismanagement-how-why-david/.



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