Toby Prike

Toby Prike

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My primary research interests focus on the impact of “fake news” and misinformation, with an emphasis on strategies that can be used to try and reduce the influence and impact of misinformation.

I also maintain an interest in non-evidence based beliefs more broadly, such as conspiracy theories, paranormal beliefs, and science denialism, as well as a broader set of research interests across the domains of migration, judgement, decision making, memory, reasoning, and cognitive bias.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2024 Research Associate University of Western Australia
    2018 - 2021 Research Fellow University of Southampton
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 Flinders University Australia PhD
    2013 Flinders University Australia Honours
    2012 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Prike, T., Butler, L. H., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2024). Source-credibility information and social norms improve truth discernment and reduce engagement with misinformation online. Scientific Reports, 14(1), 6900.
    2023 Prike, T., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2023). Effective correction of misinformation. Current Opinion in Psychology, 54, 101712.
    2023 Prike, T., Blackley, P., Swire-Thompson, B., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2023). Examining the replicability of backfire effects after standalone corrections. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 8(1), 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2023 Prike, T., Reason, R., Ecker, U. K. H., Swire-Thompson, B., & Lewandowsky, S. (2023). Would I lie to you? Party affiliation is more important than Brexit in processing political misinformation. Royal Society Open Science, 10(2), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Greene, C. M., De Saint Laurent, C., Murphy, G., Prike, T., Hegarty, K., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2023). Best Practices for Ethical Conduct of Misinformation Research: A Scoping Review and Critical Commentary. European Psychologist, 28(3), 139-150.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8
    2023 Butler, L. H., Lamont, P., Wan, D. L. Y., Prike, T., Nasim, M., Walker, B., . . . Ecker, U. K. H. (2023). The (Mis)Information Game: A social media simulator. Behavior Research Methods, 56(3), 1-22.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Prike, T., Bijak, J., Higham, P. A., & Hilton, J. (2022). How Safe Is This Trip? Judging Personal Safety in a Pandemic Based on Information From Different Sources. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 28(3), 509-524.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Czaika, M., Bijak, J., & Prike, T. (2021). Migration Decision-Making and Its Key Dimensions. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 697(1), 15-31.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS12
    2020 Prike, T., Arnold, M. M., & Williamson, P. (2020). The relationship between anomalistic belief, misperception of chance and the base rate fallacy. Thinking and Reasoning, 26(3), 447-477.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2018 Prike, T., Arnold, M. M., & Williamson, P. (2018). The relationship between anomalistic belief and biases of evidence integration and jumping to conclusions. Acta Psychologica, 190, 217-227.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS9 Europe PMC1
    2017 Prike, T., Arnold, M. M., & Williamson, P. (2017). Psychics, aliens, or experience? Using the Anomalistic Belief Scale to examine the relationship between type of belief and probabilistic reasoning. Consciousness and Cognition, 53, 151-164.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC7
    2016 Arnold, M. M., Chisholm, L. M., & Prike, T. (2016). No pain no gain: The positive impact of punishment on the strategic regulation of accuracy. Memory, 24(2), 146-153.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2015 Arnold, M. M., & Prike, T. (2015). Comparative difficulty and the strategic regulation of accuracy: The impact of test-list context on monitoring and meta-metacognition. Acta Psychologica, 157, 155-163.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Prike, T., Higham, P. A., & Bijak, J. (2022). The Boundaries of Cognition and Decision Making. In Towards Bayesian Model-Based Demography (pp. 93-112). Springer International Publishing.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Bijak, J., Hilton, J., Hinsch, M., Lipscombe, K., Nurse, S., Prike, T., . . . Grow, A. (2021). Teaching a Modeling Process: Reflections from An Online Course. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference Vol. 2021-December. IEEE.
    2020 Bijak, J., Higham, P. A., Hilton, J., Hinsch, M., Nurse, S., Prike, T., . . . Uhrmacher, A. M. (2020). Modelling Migration: Decisions, Processes and Outcomes. In Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference Vol. 2020-December (pp. 2613-2624). ELECTR NETWORK: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1

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