Briony Swire Thompson

Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Briony Swire-Thompson is a cognitive psychologist who investigates what drives belief in inaccurate information, why certain individuals are predisposed to refrain from belief change even in the face of good corrective evidence, and how corrections can be designed to maximize impact. She is a Senior Research Scientist at the Network Science Institute and fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Prior to joining the Network Science Institute, she was a doctoral student at the University of Western Australia’s Cognitive Science Laboratories and a Fulbright scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Political Experiments Research Laboratory.

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Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Jonathan Green
Senior Research Scientist
Jason Radford
Senior Research Scientist
Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Kristin Lunz Trujillo
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Matthew Simonson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Adina Gitomer
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Alexi Quintana Mathé
PhD Student
Alyssa Smith
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student

Undergraduate

Samantha Cadenasso
Undergraduate

Office Staff

Janette Briceno
Office Staff

Lab Alumnus

Ronald Robertson
Lab Alumnus