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Suspicious minds : why we believe conspiracy theories / Rob Brotherton.

Brotherton, Rob, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781472915610
  • ISBN: 1472915615
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: down the rabbit hole -- The age of conspiracy -- What's the harm? -- What is a conspiracy theory? -- Conspiracy minded -- The paranoid fringe -- I want to believe -- (Official) stories -- Connect the dots -- Intention seekers -- Proportion distortion -- I knew it -- Wpilogue: only human.
Summary, etc.: Psychological research sheds light on why some people are more drawn to conspiracy thinking, especially when they feel discontented, distrustful, and desire privileged knowledge. But ultimately we are all natural-born conspiracy theorists. Our brains are wired to see patterns and to weave unrelated data points into complex stories. We instinctively see events in the world in terms of human motives and intentions, leading us to discount the role of chance and unintended consequences, and we look for some hidden hand behind catastrophic events. These psychological quirks can lead us to suspect a conspiracy where none exists.
Subject: Conspiracy theories > Psychological aspects.
Conspiracy theories > History.
Conspiracy theories > Social aspects.

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