Blair Braun

Blair is a second year PhD student studying Cognitive Psychology at Kent State University. Her research focuses on the effects of misinformation on the development of false memories. She is particularly interested in whether false memories resulting from misinformation can be reversed through correction, and if so, whether misinformation that serves an explanatory function is more resistant to correction. She is also interested in whether the source of the correction moderates the effectiveness of the correction in news stories—specifically, if political affiliation influences the effectiveness of a correction when it comes from source that does not align with their beliefs (e.g., CNN or Fox News). She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Oshkosh Wisconsin. In her spare time, Blair enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dogs, watching and playing soccer, and listening to her favorite band, Death Cab for Cutie.