26 Okt 2022

Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal, Bernoullistrasse 30, Basel

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10th Bernoulli Lecture 2022

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories by Prof. Dr. Karen Douglas, University of Kent, UK

Bernoulli Lecture

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories are abundant in social and political discourse and have serious consequences for individuals, groups and societies. However, psychological scientists have only started paying them close attention in the past 20 years. In this talk, I will underscore the importance of conspiracy theories as a topic of research in psychology. I will overview the literature on the psychology of conspiracy theories, using examples from my own research. I will showcase what psychologists know about why people believe in conspiracy theories, what their consequences are, and why people share them.

Karen Douglas is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent, UK. She is currently the director of the ERC-funded project “CONSPIRACY_FX – Consequences of conspiracy theories“. Prof. Douglas studies the psychology of conspiracy theories. Her research examines why conspiracy theories appeal to so many people, and the consequences of conspiracy theories for individuals, groups, and society.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, 18:15
Bernoullianum, Grosser Hörsaal, Bernoullistrasse 30, Basel

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