Conspiracy theories and the conspiracy mindset: implications for political ideology

@article{Sutton2020ConspiracyTA,
  title={Conspiracy theories and the conspiracy mindset: implications for political ideology},
  author={Robbie M. Sutton and Karen M. Douglas},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  year={2020},
  volume={34},
  pages={118-122}
}
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