#031 – Psychology of Conspiracy Theories with Joe Uscinski
This episode we look into the Psychology of Conspiracy Theories, their prevalence and are they on the increase?
Our special guest is Professor Joe Uscinksi.
Joseph E. Uscinski received his bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University, his Master’s from University of New Hampshire, and his Doctorate from University of Arizona. His research has appeared in Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Critical Review among other scholarly outlets. His first book, The People’s News: Media, Politics, and the Demands of Capitalism (New York University Press, 2014) addresses how audience demands drive news content. His second book, American Conspiracy Theories (Oxford University Press, 2014) coauthored with Joseph Parent, examines why people believe in conspiracy theories.
His Research interests include : American Politics, Elections, Media, Conspiracy Theories.
More about Professor Uscinksi and the Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
Joe Uscinski, “Fake News Freakout,” http://reason.com/archives/2017/02/05/fake-news-freakout.
Music: Rage Against the Machine: “Wake Up”
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