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?
Conspiracy Theories: Why We Believe
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)