Conspiracy Theorists May Really Just Be Lonely – Scientific American

Conspiracy theorists are often portrayed as nutjobs, but some may just be lonely, recent studies suggest. Separate research has shown that social exclusion creates a feeling of meaninglessness and that the search for meaning leads people to perceive patterns in randomness. A new study in the March issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology connects the dots, reporting that ostracism enhances superstition and belief in conspiracies.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/conspiracy-theorists-may-really-just-be-lonely/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_MB_NEWS

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