Why do we believe conspiracy theories?
Some conspiracy theorists believe the Queen of England is a reptile, and that the moon is man-made. Why do conspiracy theories exist, and why do we believe them?
Key Facts In This Video
The stronger the individual's beliefs and attitudes toward policies and personal freedoms, the more vulnerable they are to believe conspiracy theories. (1:12)
Conspiracies usually can't be proven true or false, either way. (1:59)
The overproduction of dopamine boosts paranoia, a behavior exhibited by some conspiracy theorists. (2:27)