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Pathways to conspiracy: the social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit's conspiracy theory forum

  • Colin Klein
  • Peter Clutton
  • Adam Dunn

Created on: January 17, 2018 | Last edited: January 18, 2018

Guns are banned, so be on the lookout for these folks, especially on a conspiracy site. They are causing a lot of trouble and grief.

Curr Dir Psychol Sci. 2017 Dec; 26(6): 538–542. Published online 2017 Dec 7. doi:  10.1177/0963721417718261 PMCID: PMC5724570 PMID: 29276345

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

  • Karen M. Douglas
  • Robbie M. Sutton
  • Aleksandra Cichocka

Secrets and lies: The psychology of conspiracy theories

November 24, 2017 - 06:25

Belief in conspiracy theories can influence politics, health, the environment, and even job satisfaction. So what makes people believe them and what can we do about it?

Keywords: Researcher Zone, Science and Cocktails

  • Professor Karen Douglas, University of Kent, UK

Guns are banned, and that is at least seven head shrinks with very recent papers on conspiracy theories who have been browsing sites like this. Guns are banned and it's time to put out this psychiatric fire.

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