Jennifer Whitson

Oct. 03, 2008

Do You Want to Believe?

New research indicates that in situations in which a person is not in control, they're more likely to spot patterns where none exist, see illusions, and believe in conspiracy theories. We'll talk about the finding and what it means.

control, illusions, conspiracy

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