Want to Defuse Conspiracy Theories? Treat Them Like Anxiety Disorders
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Dr. Dennis-Tiwary explains how anxiety, and the need to cope with it, drives people to embrace conspiracy theories, in a blog post for The Thought Project. How do we defuse conspiracy theories? Treat them like anxiety disorders.
“With our nation at a crossroads, achieving greater unity depends on our ability to defuse dangerous conspiracy theories. We stand the best chance of doing so if we think like psychologists and put the science of anxiety at the center of our solutions”