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Mar. 22, 2024

In The Media: Stacey Wood Interviewed by The Atlantic

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Feb. 16, 2024

In the Media: Stacey Wood Interviewed by WalletHub about Elder Abuse Protections

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Dec. 19, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Authors Article for The Conversation

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March 22, 2024

In The Media: Stacey Wood Interviewed by The Atlantic

Stacey Wood, Scripps’ Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, was interviewed for The Atlantic‘s newsletter about how scammers are leveraging increased social isolation among Americans to defraud rising numbers of victims.

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February 16, 2024

In the Media: Stacey Wood Interviewed by WalletHub about Elder Abuse Protections

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, gave an interview for WalletHub about ways to prevent elder abuse. There should be more legal protections in place to protect vulnerable elderly people from financial abuse and neglect, she argues.

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December 19, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Authors Article for The Conversation

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, coauthored an article for The Conversation about the growing number of reported fraud offenses in the UK and what can be done to combat the problem.

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December 18, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Outlines Common Social Security Scams

In an article for NerdWallet, Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, outlined four of the most common tactics used in Social Security scams.

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November 2, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Dementia’s Relationship to Crime in Scientific American

“Mostly we’re talking about impulse-control problems,” Wood said.

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July 25, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Speaks to Bloomberg About Cognitive Decline and Denial

“In older adults as a group, there is some evidence that they tend to be perhaps a little overconfident in their abilities,” Wood said.

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June 22, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Hybrid Scams in The Conversation

Wood explores the rise of hybrid scams—scams that combine two or more types of fraud, such as romance scams and investment scams.

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April 3, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses the Psychology of Successful Scams on ABC Australia’s All in the Mind Podcast

“We know from social psychology that people comply with authority,” Wood said. “. . . They did a lot to really leverage that credibility and authority.”

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March 23, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Romance Scams with Business Insider

“Advances in technology, advances in crypto technology, having people isolated from third parties that might have been able to intervene, and less opportunity for affection all came together in a perfect storm,” she said.

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February 3, 2023

In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses the Gullibility of Experts in The Conversation

Digital and social media-dependent scams, such as the recent FTX cryptocurrency collapse, have attracted a number of celebrity endorsements and investors.

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