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Conspiracy Theories - Sense, nonsense, and everything in between

  • Le Cafe Parisien

    1 Lord Montgomery Way PO1 2AH, Portsmouth (map)

    50.795387 -1.095214

  • Who?
    Dr Mike Wood

    What's the talk about?

    Conspiracy theories are everywhere – and, arguably, always have been. What influences us to believe or reject them? Why do some events give rise to more conspiracy theories than others? What does the prevalence of conspiracy theories say about us as a society? And how is The Simpsons like an ancient Babylonian sheep’s liver? This whirlwind tour through conspiracy theory psychology will focus particularly on how suspicion, paranoia, and ambiguity help us to make sense of an uncertain world.

    Dr Mike Wood is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Winchester, where he teaches social psychology, political psychology, and research methods, and conducts research on conspiracy theories and the future of methodology and statistical practice in empirical psychology. He has been interviewed on NPR, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, and Slate, and blogs irregularly at Conspiracy Psychology.

    £3 on the door

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  • Kelly W
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    Education postgraduate. Likes space, cricket, punk & board games. Skeptical specialist subject... more

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    Hi i'm Lee.i am a carpenter by trade and a philosopher by nature and a skeptic by inclination.

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