Written evidence submitted to Home Affairs Committee on Home Office preparedness for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Inquiry (COR0158).

Jolley, Daniel, Douglas, Karen M. and Mari, Silvia (2020) Written evidence submitted to Home Affairs Committee on Home Office preparedness for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Inquiry (COR0158). Documentation. House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, London.

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Abstract

Executive summarya. A growing body of research has shown that conspiracy theories can negatively impact individuals and society in a variety of areas, including their work life, medical choices and political engagement.b. In our evidence, we articulate how conspiracy theories are likely to have a negative impact during the COVID-19 crisis in similar ways.c. Counterarguments to dispel conspiracy theories are important, but developing proactive approaches (such as improving people’s critical thinking abilities) is also crucial.

Item Type: Report (Documentation)
Additional Information: This document is made available under an Open Government Licence - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 11:29
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 11:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43434

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