The Psychology of Conspiracy Theory

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What is the thinking behind a person prone to conspiracy thinking? Why does the fantasy override the reality? Here’s some articles about that. Namely, Karen Douglas who has been doing research into this topic. I’ve included a recent study and article from her and a presentation she gave back in 2012

Psychology Today – Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? – Jan 6, 2018

Kent Academic Repository – The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories – 2017

Frontiers in Psychology – “What about building 7?” A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories – July 8, 2013 

BBC – The Enduring Appeal of Conspiracy Theories – Jan. 24, 2018

The Conversation – Online conspiracy theorists are more diverse (and ordinary) than most assume – March 28, 2018

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