Suspicious Minds PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Suspicious Minds free pdf We're all conspiracy theorists. Some of us just hide it better than others. Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid fringes of society with bizarre ideas about shape-shifting reptilian aliens running society in secret. They walk among us. They are us. Everyone loves a good conspiracy. Yet conspiracy theories are not a recent invention. And they are not always a harmless curiosity. In Suspicious Minds, Rob Brotherton explores the history and consequences of conspiracism, and delves into the research that offers insights into why so many of us are drawn to implausible, unproven and unproveable conspiracy theories. They resonate with some of our brain's built-in quirks and foibles, and tap into some of our deepest desires, fears, and assumptions about the world. The fascinating and often surprising psychology of conspiracy theories tells us a lot - not just why we are drawn to theories about sinister schemes, but about how our minds are wired and, indeed, why we believe anything at all. Conspiracy theories are not some psychological aberration - they're a predictable product of how brains work. This book will tell you why, and what it means. Of course, just because your brain's biased doesn't always mean you're wrong. Sometimes conspiracies are real. Sometimes, paranoia is prudent.

About Rob Brotherton

Rob Brotherton is an academic psychologist and science writer who likes to walk on the weird side of psychology. Rob completed a doctoral degree on the psychology of conspiracy theories, and taught classes on why people believe weird stuff and science communication as a member of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. He now lives in New York City. Rob writes about conspiracy theories on his website

Details Book

Author : Rob Brotherton
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 19 November 2015
ISBN : 1472915615
EAN : 9781472915610
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Suspicious Minds

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Who Really Runs the World? free pdfWho Really Runs the World?

    A fascinating account of who is really controlling the decisions at the heart of world politics Rife with conspiracy theories at every level of government and society Sixth title in an exciting new series of Conspiracy Books Author is a renowned conspiracy expert The world is a mess..

  • American Conspiracy Files free pdfAmerican Conspiracy Files

    Conspiracy theories are not new to our modern time. They date back to biblical times when Moses sent his spies out to check out what the Egyptians were doing. Espionage is. also. linked to various conspiracies and is all mixed up in the same bag of tricks and form any decent conspiracy or theory..

  • Voodoo Histories free pdfVoodoo Histories

    From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to the assassination of JFK to the Birthers. Aaronvitch probes and explores the major conspiracy theories (and theorists) of our time. In doing so. he examines why people believe these conspiracies..

  • A Culture of Conspiracy free pdfA Culture of Conspiracy

    American society has changed dramatically since A Culture of Conspiracy was first published in 2001. In this revised and expanded edition. Michael Barkun delves deeper into America's conspiracy sub-culture..

  • The Last Pope free pdfThe Last Pope

    An international bestseller. "The Last Pope" is a fast-paced thriller about the conspiracy surrounding the 1978 death of Pope John Paul I. Likely to appeal to fans of conspiracy theories and readers of Dan Brown..

  • Suspicious Minds free pdfSuspicious Minds

    . We're all conspiracy theorists. Some of us just hide it better than others. Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid