Tag Archives: Belief

21Jan/23

How to talk to someone about conspiracy theories in five simple steps

Daniel Jolley, University of Nottingham; Karen Douglas, University of Kent, and Mathew Marques, La Trobe University

People’s first instinct when engaging with conspiracy believers is often to try and debunk their ideas with factual and authoritative information.

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10Jan/23

The online ‘hierarchy of credibility’ that fuels influencers like Andrew Tate

Paul TJ French, Liverpool John Moores University

The arrest of influencer Andrew Tate in Romania on charges of sex trafficking and sexual abuse will do little to deter his supporters. For some time now, those outside his sphere of influence have looked on bemused as to how he appears to have accumulated so much power over young people.

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23Oct/22

Why is 13 considered unlucky? Explaining the power of its bad reputation

Many elevators do not have a floor numbered 13 because of common superstitions about the number.
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