Personality science, Russia-Ukraine misinformation

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A journalist shares her research and exploration into personalties and whether we can change them. Then, a social media and politics professor and a sociology professor join us to explore the role misinformation and social media is playing in the Russian attacks in Ukraine.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Olga Khazan Guest
  • Joshua Tucker Guest
  • Jen Schradie Guest