Psychological Underpinnings of Post-Truth in Political Beliefs

  title={Psychological Underpinnings of Post-Truth in Political Beliefs},
  author={Rose McDermott},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={218 - 222}
  • Rose McDermott
  • Published 4 January 2019
  • Psychology
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
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