More Options

Show Print-Only Articles

Skeptical Inquirer — conspiracy theories

Subscribe | Order One Issue | Subscribe (Digital)
Browse Skeptical Inquirer articles available for free »

Crazy Beliefs, Sane Believers: Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Conspiracy Ideation

Crazy Beliefs, Sane Believers: Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Conspiracy Ideation


si

by Preston R. Bost
Volume 39.1, January/February 2015

Feature

Where do conspiracy beliefs come from? Recent behavioral research suggests that they do not reflect pathology or lazy thinking but may instead come from normal, rational minds.