Catalogue


Suspicious minds : why we believe conspiracy theories /
Rob Brotherton.
imprint
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015.
description
304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
1472915615, 9781472915610, 9781472915627, 9781472915641
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imprint
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015.
isbn
1472915615
9781472915610
9781472915627
9781472915641
contents note
Down the rabbit hole -- The age of conspiracy -- What's the harm? -- What is a conspiracy theory? -- Conspiracy minded -- The paranoid fringe -- I want to believe -- (Official) stories -- Connect the dots -- Intention seekers -- Proportion distortion -- I knew it -- Only human.
abstract
"In Suspicious Minds, Rob Brotherton explores the history and consequences of conspiracism, and delves into the research that offers insights into why so many of us are drawn to implausible, unproven and unproveable conspiracy theories. They resonate with some of our brain's built-in quirks and foibles, and tap into some of our deepest desires, fears, and assumptions about the world,"--Amazon.com.
catalogue key
10266685
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-295) and index.

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