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September 27, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Fraud and Gaslighting with San Francisco Chronicle

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle about scammers’ use of gaslighting as a tactic to commit fraud.

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June 25, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Britney Spears’ Conservatorship with the Guardian

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, spoke to the Guardian about Britney Spears’ conservatorship, which Spears alleges has deprived her of her basic autonomy.

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June 1, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood and Tessa Solomon-Lane Explain the Neuroscience of Catfishing in Salon

Stacey Wood, professor of psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, and Tessa Solomon-Lane, professor of biology in the W.M. Keck Science Department, explain how catfishers exploit basic human neuroscience in Salon.

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April 27, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Examines Celebrity Sister Relationships on E! True Hollywood Story

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, discussed the relationship dynamics of celebrity sisters on E! True Hollywood Story.

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April 26, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Philanthropic Scams in the New York Times

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, discussed philanthropic scams in the New York Times.

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April 14, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Pandemic Scams with BBC Radio

BBC Radio discussed the increased frequency of and risk factors for online scams during the COVID-19 pandemic with Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology. The interview also aired on NPR.

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April 2, 2021

In the Media: Los Angeles Times Discusses Scam Victims’ Complex Emotional Reactions with Stacey Wood

The Los Angeles Times discussed the range of complex emotions people may feel after falling victim to fraud with Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology.

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February 8, 2021

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses COVID-19 Vaccination Cards, Social Media and Identity Theft in New York Times

In the New York Times, Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, discussed how posting a photo of one’s COVID-19 vaccination card to social media increases the risk of identity theft and other scams. “The typical consumer would not think scammers must have curated information about my life and used it to target me,” she said.

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September 23, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Consumer Fraud and COVID-19 in the New York Times

Stacey Wood, professor of psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, discussed the increase in coronavirus-related consumer fraud with the New York Times. “Disruption and fast-moving events create good conditions to target consumers,” she told the Times.

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August 21, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Describes Common Financial Elder Abuse Trends to Newsweek

Stacey Wood, professor of psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, described common financial elder abuse trends in a Newsweek article about the alleged financial abuse of Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols. While Woods did not speak specifically about the Nichols case, she likened abusers’ tactics, such as isolation and dependency, to a “siege mentality, us against them.”

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