Rebecca Weil is a social psychologist whose main research interest is in social cognition.
She has been a psychology lecturer at the University of Hull since October 2016.
Previously, Rebecca completed her PhD at the University of Trier, Germany, and spent her time as a post doc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The role of recollection in evaluative conditioning
Halbeisen, G., Blask, K., Weil, R., & Walther, E. (2014). The role of recollection in evaluative conditioning. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 162-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2014.07.005
Misinformation, Falsehood, Misattribution
How Do People Handle Falsehood?
A daily challenge for the mental system is to distinguish between true and false information. The rise of “fake news” seems to make it more and more difficult to distinguish between truth and falsehood. Mounting evidence demonstrates that false information alters existing knowledge even when people are warned about falsehood or surprisingly, even when they know the truth. Thus, it is crucial to investigate how the mental system deals with false information to explain and prevent errors in validation.