How uninformative stock photos convince us to believe the facts in the article they accompany:

How uninformative stock photos convince us to believe the facts in the article they accompany:

I'd like to announce a new policy for the blog. From now on, all posts will be accompanied by stock photographs. This is a female "running crab spider," photographed by Cheryl Moorehead. It popped up in Flickr when I searched for "running" images available under Creative Commons licensing. Why am I pursuing this new policy, you ask? It's actually pretty standard policy on many blogs, actually -- something to do with search engine optimization. But there's a deeper reason: you'll be more likely to believe everything I say, according to a new study published in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review . According to the press release : In a series of four experiments in both New Zealand and Canada, Newman and colleagues showed people a series of claims such as, "The liquid metal inside a thermometer is magnesium" and asked them to agree or disagree that each claim was true....

Full article: http://sweatscience.runnersworld.com/2012/08/a-picture-is...

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