Conspiracy theories

Brotherton, Robert and French, Christopher C.. 2016. Conspiracy theories. In: David Groome and Ron Roberts, eds. Parapsychology: The Science of Unusual Experience. 2nd ed. London: Psychology Press. ISBN 9781138916418 [Book Section]

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This chapter reviews relevant psychological literature relating to belief in conspiracy theories with the objective of systematizing the available findings. For the purposes of this review, the existing research will be divided into four categories: Associations between conspiracy beliefs, sociodemographic correlates, individual differences, and cognitive biases and heuristics.

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Conspiracy theories; belief; cognitive biases; individual differences

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Psychology > Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit (APRU)


1 November 2016Published

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12 Apr 2016 13:47

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03 Aug 2017 10:27


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