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Who Falls for Conspiracy Theories?

Who Falls for Conspiracy Theories? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Those on both the far right and far left tend to “adhere to their belief system in a rigid fashion, leading them to perceive their political ideas as the simple and only solution to societal problems,” writes a research team led by psychologist Jan-Willem van Prooijen of VU University Amsterdam.
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What Conspiracy Theories Teach Us About Reason

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Conspiracy theories are tempting. There is something especially charming about a forged moon landing or government-backed assassination. Christopher Hitchens called them “the exhaust fumes of democracy.” Maybe he’s right: cognitive biases, after all, feast on easy access to information and free speech.


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If You’re Going To Traffic in Conspiracy Theories, Here’s What You’d Better Know…

If You’re Going To Traffic in Conspiracy Theories, Here’s What You’d Better Know… | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
It works like this: If you think that the U.S.
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