Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WHY ARE CONSPIRACY THEORIES SO POPULAR?


Everybody has heard about popular conspiracy theories but why do people believe them and why is it so hard to shift them despite scientific evidence? Do your research and write your essay.
Familiarize yourself with the issue
·         Conspiracy theories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVRSHXlSwrM
·         Why are conspiracy theories so appealing? http://lifehacker.com/why-conspiracy-theories-are-so-appealing-1794604180
Reading material to make notes on
·         The dark allure of conspiracy theories explained by a psychologist http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/4/25/15408610/conspiracy-theories-psychologist-explained
·         Why rational people buy into conspiracy theories http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/magazine/why-rational-people-buy-into-conspiracy-theories.html
·         Why people believe in conspiracy theories like ‘pizza gate’ http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/05/politics/pizza-gate-conspiracy-theories-why-believe/  
Videos to watch and take notes from
·         Why Do So Many People Believe In Conspiracy Theories? [PODCAST] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy1PA59JKGU
·         Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? 1/3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG1qyB75OE4
·         Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? 2/3   
·         Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? 3/3
Podcast to take notes from
This lecture is very easy to take notes from as there is a lot of redundant information.
Rob Brotherton - Psychology of Conspiracy Theories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOmdd2-sQLc

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