Beliefs in conspiracy theories and the need for cognitive closure

@inproceedings{Leman2013BeliefsIC,
  title={Beliefs in conspiracy theories and the need for cognitive closure},
  author={Patrick J. Leman and Marco Cinnirella},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2013}
}
An important component of conspiracy theories is how they influence, and are influenced by, the evaluation of potential evidence. Some individuals may be more open minded regarding certain explanations for events whereas others may seek closure and thus cut off a conspiracy explanation. Two studies examined the relationship between the need for cognitive… CONTINUE READING