Michael Geers

LIFE Berlin

LIFE Fellow since 2020, MPI for Human Development

I am a PhD student in Psychology at the Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. My research investigates how features of new media platforms and technologies affect the consumption, processing, and sharing of information, especially information on politics and news. To this end, my research draws on a range of empirical methods, including surveys, online experiments, field studies, and combinations thereof. Prior to joining ARC, I earned a Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. I also completed an MSc in Marketing with distinction (Trinity College Dublin) and a BA in Business Administration (Provadis School of International Management and Technology).

Dissertation project:

Rebalancing human and algorithmic decision making

Selected Publications

Geers, M., Swire-Thompson, B., Lorenz-Spreen, P., Herzog, S. M., Kozyreva, A., & Hertwig, R. (2024). The Online Misinformation Engagement Framework. Current Opinion in Psychology, 55, Article 101739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2023.101739

Geers, M. (2023). Linking lab and field research. Nature Reviews Psychology, 2, 458. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1038/s44159-023-00215-7

Roozenbeek, J., Maertens, R., Herzog, S. M., Geers, M., Kurvers, R., Sultan, M., & van der Linden, S. (2022). Susceptibility to misinformation is consistent across question framings and response modes and better explained by myside bias and partisanship than analytical thinking. Judgment and Decision Making, 17(3), 547-573. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1930297500003570

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