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June 12, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains the Psychological Techniques Behind Coronavirus Scams to AARP

Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood explained some of the psychological techniques behind coronavirus scams to AARP. One of these tactics involves pressuring people to act quickly, which can exacerbate pandemic-related anxieties about employment and supply scarcity.

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April 17, 2020

In the Media: New York Times Discusses the Increase in Coronavirus Scams with Stacey Wood

In the New York Times, Professor of Psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology Stacey Wood explained why coronavirus-related scams, such as false vaccines and phishing emails that masquerade as important information from the government, have proliferated during the pandemic. She told the Times that heightened boredom, isolation, and fear may increase credulity among people who are seeking reassurance.

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March 20, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains How to Avoid Coronavirus-Related Scams for Salon

In Salon, Professor of Psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology Stacey Wood, along with a team of researchers, explains how to avoid scams that exploit coronavirus fears. These scams currently include fake cures or treatments, bogus ads and products, price gouging, and phishing emails, but Wood warns that scammers will expand their scope as the coronavirus continues to impact the world.

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October 23, 2019

In the Media: Professor Stacey Wood Discusses Chinese-Language Robocalls with Marketplace

Professor of Psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology Stacey Wood spoke to Marketplace about the reasons why Chinese-language robocall scams have successfully targeted so many victims.

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September 19, 2019

In the Media: Professor Stacey Wood Discusses Britney Spears’s Conservatorship with the Los Angeles Times

Professor of Psychology and Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology Stacey Wood spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the renewed turmoil surrounding Britney Spears’s conservatorship.

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February 1, 2019

Awards and Honors: Professor Stacey Wood Earns Borchard Grant to Study Role of Emotional Appeals in Mass Marketing Scams

When Vivian Murphy wrote out the check for an $890 processing fee, it seemed like nothing in comparison to the $1.5 million she would get in return from the well-known direct marketing and sweepstakes company Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

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September 24, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology

Professor Stacey Wood was recently named the Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, which was designed to support the teaching and research activities of a senior member of the psychology faculty. Wood has taught at Scripps since 1998 and is a dynamic researcher and clinician who focuses on information processing and decision-making among the elderly. As the number of older adults in the U.S. continues to grow, research and advocacy around their health and wellbeing has become critical. The Scripps Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Professor Wood to talk teaching, avoiding scams, and staying fit.

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June 12, 2018

Spotlight on the Faculty: Stacey Wood Leads New Research on Consumer Fraud

Scripps College Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood, a leading scholar on elder abuse, is  expanding her examination of why older adults may be more vulnerable to certain types of consumer fraud.

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January 10, 2018

In the Media: Stacey Wood Quoted in U.S. News & World Report Article on Tough Money Talks to Have with Aging Parents

Scripps College Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood is interviewed for U.S. News & World Report’s Jan. 9. 2018 article on tough money talks to have with aging parents.

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