Main Focus

  • Psychology of Misinformation (Fake News)
  • Social Media
  • (Online) Decision Making
  • Computational Modelling
  • Social Information Search and Use

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2021 - Present: Predoctoral Fellow (PhD), Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  • 2019 - 2021: M.Sc. Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • 2017 - 2019: M.Sc. Cultural Psychology, University of Amsterdam
  • 2012 - 2016: B.A. Psychology and English LiteratureTrinity College Dublin

Publications and Preprints

Sultan, M., Tump, A. N., Ehmann, N., Lorenz-Spreen, P., Hertwig, R., Gollwitzer, A., & Kurvers, R. (2024). Susceptibility to online misinformation: A systematic meta-analysis of demographic and psychological factors. PsyArXiv. (link)

Gollwitzer, A., Tump, A. N., Martel, C., Sultan, M., Kurvers, R., & Hertwig, R. (2024). A new framework for understanding and intervening on false news sharing. PsyArXiv. (link)

Sultan, M., Scholz, C., & van den Bos, W. (2023). Leaving traces behind: Using social media digital trace data to study adolescent wellbeing. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 100281. (link)

Sultan, M., Tump, A. N., Geers, M., Lorenz-Spreen, P., Herzog, S. M., & Kurvers, R. H. J. M. (2022). Time pressure reduces misinformation discrimination ability but does not alter response bias. Scientific Reports, 12(1). (link)

Roozenbeek, J., Maertens, R., Herzog, S.M., Geers, M., Kurvers, R.H.J.M., Sultan, M., & van der Linden, S. (2022). Susceptibility to misinformation is consistent across question framings and response modes and better explained by myside bias and partisanship than analytical thinking. Judgment and Decision Making, 17(3), 547–573. (link)

Molleman, L., Gradassi, A., Sultan, M., & van den Bos, W. (2021). Partisan biases in social information use. PsyArXiv. (link)

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