116: Laura Lauzen-Collins

Guest host Troy Swanson chats with Laura Lauzen-Collins, professor at Moraine Valley Community College, about how and why our brains are wired to accept fake news.

Read the transcript.


Laura Lauzen-Collins earned her Masters and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied both health and social psychology. Her early work in graduate school focused on the the importance of perceived control on the connection between stress and the immune system and then later on she shifted to the importance of perceptions on burnout. She has taught psychology at a number of Chicago area universities and colleges including DePaul, St. Xavier, North Central College and Lewis University. She has been at Moraine Valley Community College for 10 years focusing on social and developmental psychology courses.


Troy A. Swanson is Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College. Troy is the author or editor of several books and articles including co-editor of Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information which received the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award from ARCL’s Instruction Section.

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