Rob Brotherton

Monday, March 4 2013 at 7:30PM

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Rob Brotherton

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Why do some people believe unproven and implausible conspiracy theories? What's the harm if they do? And just what is a conspiracy theory, anyway? Rob Brotherton provides a psychological perspective on the peculiar phenomenon of conspiracy theorising.

Rob Brotherton is a doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London. His ESRC-funded PhD concerns the measurement and cognitive correlates of conspiracist ideation. Rob is Assistant Editor of The Skeptic, the U.K.'s longest running sceptical magazine ( Rob blogs about the psychology of conspiracy theories at