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Suspicious Minds

Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

By Rob Brotherton
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Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories by Rob Brotherton

Conspiracy theorists are everywhere. In fact, you might be one of them yourself! Have you ever questioned the official accounts of, say, 9/11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Suspicious Minds (2015) reveals why we look for extreme answers to tragic events and explains that there’s much more to conspiracy theories than tinfoil hats and UFOs.

  • People who are suspicious about 9/11
  • Anyone interested in conspiracy theories
  • Psychology students

Rob Brotherton is a writer and academic psychologist. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at both Barnard College and Columbia University, and specializes in the psychology behind conspiracy theories.

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