Original air date: July 1, 2017
The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories; an interview with Dr. Daniel Jolley - Episode 6
In this episode we have the honor of chatting with the affable Dr. Daniel Jolley from Staffordshire University in England. Dr. Jolley studies the psychology behind conspiracy theories and we have a delightful conversation with him about it.
Dr. Jolley helps us understand why people love a good conspiracy theory - we talk about control, anxiety and how they effect things like voting, vaccines, and trust in general. We also review "System Justification Theory" and decide if the government had been listening to our conversation all along...
Follow Dr. Dan Jolley on his blog at: https://conspiracypsychology.com/
He is also on Twitter @DrDanJolley
In a nod to Dr. Jolley's English heritage, we also review an article about an MI5 agent who confessed on his deathbed to killing Princess Diana.... or did he?
The article: Retired MI5 Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘I Killed Princess Diana’
Google image search also showed the same photo was used for another article titled: Princess Diana's former lover James Hewitt leaves hospital. *NOTE* The original article has changed the photo since the episode originally aired, and it now shows an empty hospital bed instead of a man in a hospital bed. I feel another conspiracy theory coming on....
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