Symposia: 221/84 - Belief in conspiracy theories: Contradictions, causes, consequences and 'cures'

Saturday 8 July
9.00 - 10.40 h.
Machuca
This symposium showcases some recent research developments in the social psychology of conspiracy theories. Five presentations focus on the nature of conspiracy belief, social cognitive aspects of conspiracy belief, social consequences, and finally how to reduce conspiracy belief.

 

Chair
Anthony Lantian
Associate Professor. Department of Psychology (UFR SPSE). University Paris Nanterre. Nanterre. France.

 

221/8401 The role of global beliefs in explaining contradictory conspiracy and non-conspiracy beliefs

(1) Douglas, Karen; (2) Sutton, Robbie

(1) Professor. School of Psychology. University of Kent. Canterbury, Kent. United Kingdom.; (2) Professor. School of Psychology. University of Kent. Canterbury, Kent. United Kingdom.

221/8402 Addicted to answers: Need for cognitive closure and the endorsement of conspiracy beliefs

(1) Cichocka, Aleksandra; (2) Marchlewska, Marta; (3) Kossowska, Małgorzata

(1) Lecturer. School of Psychology. University of Kent. Canterbury, Kent. United Kingdom.; (2) Ph.D. Student. Faculty of Psychology. University of Warsaw. Warsaw. Poland.; (3) Professor. Institute of social psychology. Jagiellonian University. Kraków. Poland.

221/8403 The role of conspiracy mentality in shaping the evaluation of sources of historical knowledge

(1) Lamberty, Pia; (2) Imhoff, Roland; (3) Klein, Olivier

(1) Research assistant. Social & Legal Psychology. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Mainz. Germany.; (2) Professor. Social & Legal Psychology. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Mainz. Germany.; (3) Free University of Bruxelles, Belgium

221/8404 “They will hate me for telling the truth”: Is conspiracy theorizing a source of stigma?

(1) Lantian, Anthony; (2) Muller, Dominique; (3) Nurra, Cécile; (4) Klein, Olivier; (5) Berjot, Sophie; (6) Pantazi, Myrto

(1) Associate Professor. Department of Psychology (UFR SPSE). University Paris Nanterre. Nanterre. France.; (2) Professor. Department of Psychology (UFR SHS). Univ. Grenoble Alpes. Grenoble. France.; (3) Associate Professor. Department of Psychology (UFR SHS). Univ. Grenoble Alpes. Grenoble. France.; (4) Free University of Bruxelles, Belgium; (5) Professor. Department of Psychology. University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne. Reims. France.; (6) Ph.D. Student. Faculty of Psychology and Education. Université Libre de Bruxelles. Bruxelles. Belgium.

221/8405 Empowerment as a tool to reduce belief in conspiracy theories

(1) van Prooijen, Jan-Willem

(1) Associate Professor. Department of Social and Organizational Psychology. VU Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Netherlands.