Professor Josh Hart's study on conspiracy theories cited by FiveThirtyEight

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A study on conspiracy theories by Joshua Hart, associate professor of psychology, and his student, Molly Graether ‘17, was cited by the FiveThirtyEight, a popular blog that covers a broad spectrum of subjects including politics, sports, science, economics and popular culture.

The 2018 research suggests that people with certain personality traits and cognitive styles are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.