The Hidden Impact of Conspiracy Theories: Perceived and Actual Influence of Theories Surrounding the Death of Princess Diana

@article{Douglas2008TheHI,
  title={The Hidden Impact of Conspiracy Theories: Perceived and Actual Influence of Theories Surrounding the Death of Princess Diana},
  author={K. Douglas and R. Sutton},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={148},
  pages={210 - 222}
}
The authors examined the perceived and actual impact of exposure to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. One group of undergraduate students rated their agreement and their classmates' perceived agreement with several statements about Diana's death. A second group of students from the same undergraduate population read material containing popular conspiracy theories about Diana's death before rating their own and others' agreement with the same… Expand
120 Citations
Online communication as a window to conspiracist worldviews
  • 20
  • PDF
Demonising the Victim
  • 3
The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
  • 168
  • PDF
Rationality in Conspiracy Beliefs: The Role of Perceived Motive
  • 15
Reducing conspiracy theory beliefs
  • 8
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 52 REFERENCES
A TEST OF THE GRAPEVINE: AN EMPIRICAL EXAMINATION OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS
  • 74
  • Highly Influential
Social Identity and Perceptions of Media Persuasion: Are We Always Less Influenced Than Others?1
  • 65
  • Highly Influential
Right about others, wrong about ourselves? Actual and perceived self-other differences in resistance to persuasion.
  • 43
  • PDF
Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories Among African Americans: A Comparison of Elites and Masses*
  • 47
The third person effect: Social distance and perceived media bias
  • 69
Belief in Conspiracy Theories
  • 416
Testing the self-perception explanation of dissonance phenomena: on the salience of premanipulation attitudes.
  • 330
  • PDF
The perceived impact of the mass media: Reconsidering the third person effect
  • 216
The role of self in third‐person effects about body image
  • 106
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...