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Why Do So Many People Believe In Conspiracy Theories?

Have you ever felt unsatisfied with the explanation of a strange event? Find out why we often come up with and believe conspiracy theories.

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The Backfire Effect

“The Misconception: When your beliefs are challenged with facts, you alter your opinions and incorporate the new information into your thinking.
The Truth: When your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.”

Conspiracy Theories: Why We Believe The Unbelievable

“A poll this month found that 61% of Americans who responded still believe that JFK was the victim of a conspiracy, despite the fact that the preponderance of evidence points to Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin.
Why do so many people refuse to accept this simple and obvious conclusion? The answer: psychology.”

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