Shaping and Reshaping Conspiracy Beliefs and Other Misconceptions
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In this talk, Professor Albarracín discusses the disparate social, political, and psychological predictors that have been linked to conspiracy beliefs. A series of studies covered in Creating Conspiracy Beliefs: How Our Thoughts are Shaped identifies social influence and population anxiety as key to explaining why conspiracy beliefs are socially shared and how they emerge. She will then present recent meta-analytic and experimental data on the efficacy of corrections and novel ways of curbing these misconceptions.
Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor
Annenberg School for Communication
Department of Family and Community Health
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania