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The Inner Worlds Of Conspiracy Believers

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posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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A team led by psychologist Viren Swami of the University of Westminster in London identified several traits associated with subscribing to 9/11 conspiracies, at least among British citizens. These characteristics consist of backing one or more conspiracy theories unrelated to 9/11, frequently talking about 9/11 conspiracy beliefs with likeminded friends and others, taking a cynical stance toward politics, mistrusting authority, endorsing democratic practices, feeling generally suspicious toward others and displaying an inquisitive, imaginative outlook.


I'm not to sure how I feel about this study.
This pretty much says we all jump to conclusions and are the same type of people.

The study, still unpublished, shows that conspiracy believers displayed a greater propensity than nonbelievers to jump to conclusions based on limited evidence. β€œIt seems likely that conspiratorial beliefs serve a similar psychological function to superstitious, paranormal and, more controversially, religious beliefs, as they help some people to gain a sense of control over an unpredictable world,” French says.

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posted on May, 25 2009 @ 07:31 PM
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Please delete this I have been told about it being posted already but did not see it thank you and sorry



 
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