The social and personal characteristics of the conspiracist: why conspiracy theorists' need to feel unique

Steven Caldwell Brown

Research output: Other contribution


A recent study shows that belief in conspiracy theories is tied to a need to be unique. The study also corroborates other research in highlighting that belief in one conspiracy correlates with belief in others; this is even the case when the conspiracies directly contradict one another. If you know someone who believes in a conspiracy theory of some sort, chances are they will believe in others.
Original languageEnglish
TypePsychology Today
Media of outputweb page
PublisherPsychology Today
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017


  • conspiracy theories
  • minority opinion
  • conspiracy theorist
  • critical thinking skills

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