Conspiracy Theories


Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University, explains why exposure to popular conspiracy theories can make you less “pro-social” (whatever that means) at…





It’s silly season (a/k/a summer) and Mental Floss has decided to celebrate with a video about 22 bizarre conspiracy theories. They’re not really that bizarre (the usual fare: illuminati, reptilians, Skull &…
















“The treatment of ‘conspiracy theories’ by the US intelligentsia is reminiscent of the Soviet commissions that labeled political dissidents mentally ill,” claims Kerry R Bolton at Foreign Policy Journal: While psychiatry as…




When I was at school the history master warned us about conspiracy theories. These, he said, are adopted by weak-minded people who cannot accept that the stupid, unjust way of the world…