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Seeking Big Brother - The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories with Chris French at Brompton Cemetery

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Time 15:00
Date 28/04/18
Price £12

Join Professor Chris French as he discusses the prominent role of the conspiracy theory in our so-called ‘post-truth’ society.

It is almost inevitable that any significant event will become the subject of conspiracy theorising and considerable numbers of people endorse such theories. No one denies that real conspiracies do actually occur from time to time but equally it is undeniable that unfounded conspiracies can have serious and damaging consequences for society. Why are conspiracy theories so popular? Why are some people more susceptible to conspiratorial thinking than others? Such questions have in recent years become the focus of intense research by psychologists and other social scientists.

Chris French
Professor Chris French is Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, as well as being a Patron of the British Humanist Association. He has published over 150 articles and chapters covering a wide range of topics within psychology. For more than a decade he has edited The Skeptic magazine.

Each tickets includes a delightful Hendrick's Gin cocktail and a 20% donation toward a host of restoration projects at Brampton Cemetery.