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fuagf Member Level  Sunday, 04/18/21 05:44:16 PM
Re: Zorax post# 370676
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Why do people get into conspiracy theories. We've seen enough research results to see underlying and consistent patterns.

Characteristics such as the

* need to understand

* need to build some more sense of personal control

*need to feel more secure in oneself

* need to build the feeling of more involvement

* need to feel a sense of belonging

* need to build self-image

Since most all of us have some sense of all of the above at times, there must be stronger underlying political motives and/or a relatively extreme mistrust of conventional news sources and responsible accepted truths/evidence underlying the above needs in those who end up in QAnon types of views.

Here is yet another research result: The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
Karen M. Douglas, Robbie M. Sutton, and Aleksandra Cichocka School of Psychology, University of Ke
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0963721417718261

I added the site you brought up to the Info box banned list.




It was Plato who said, “He, O men, is the wisest, who like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing”
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