Research Spotlight Webinar featuring Jeffrey Lees

Research Spotlight Jeffrey Lees

In his project "Real Time Monitoring of 2022 US Election-Related Misinformation and its Psycho-Social Correlates on Twitter" Jeffrey Lees seeks to answer the question what is the role of superusers? We seek to understand whether superusers are early commenters, whether superusers change the discussion agenda, and whether superusers instigate additional public interest from others.

Jeffrey Lees, PhD is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clemson University’s Media Forensics Hub and an incoming Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. He researches the psychology of inaccurate beliefs and their consequences for political, organizational, and social life. He was recognized as an Emerging Scholar by the Center for the Science of Moral Understanding in 2020, and his research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Human Behaviourand the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, and featured inHarvard Business Review. He earned his Ph.D. in organizational behavior and social psychology from Harvard University in 2020.