Conspiracist ideation in Britain and Austria: evidence of a monological belief system and associations between individual psychological differences and real-world and fictitious conspiracy theories.

@article{Swami2011ConspiracistII,
  title={Conspiracist ideation in Britain and Austria: evidence of a monological belief system and associations between individual psychological differences and real-world and fictitious conspiracy theories.},
  author={Viren Swami and Rebecca Coles and Stefan Stieger and Jakob Pietschnig and Adrian Furnham and Sherry Rehim and Martin Voracek},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={443-63}
}
Despite evidence of widespread belief in conspiracy theories, there remains a dearth of research on the individual difference correlates of conspiracist ideation. In two studies, we sought to overcome this limitation by examining correlations between conspiracist ideation and a range of individual psychological factors. In Study 1, 817 Britons indicated their agreement with conspiracist ideation concerning the July 7, 2005 (7/7), London bombings, and completed a battery of individual difference… CONTINUE READING
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