January 14, 2015

HOW BENGHAZI AND BLACKWATER FIT UNDER ONE TIN FOIL CAP:

Who Falls for Conspiracy Theories? (TOM JACOBS, January 14, 2015, Pacific Standard)

New research from the Netherlands suggests the answer is people on the political extremes.

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.

This in turn "induces them to perceive evil conspiracies as causal explanations for various events," they conclude in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Posted by at January 14, 2015 2:05 PM
  

blog comments powered by Disqus
« THE WORLD'S POLICEMAN: | Main | NOW EXTEND THE REACH INTO DIVERSE DISTRICTS: »