#42 Conspiracy Theories

Kim interviews Jim about conspiracy theories. What makes conspiracy theories so appealing? What is the relationship between scientific literacy and the likelihood that someone will believe in conspiracy theories? Does belief in one conspiracy theory predict that someone will believe in more conspiracy theories? Find the answers to these questions and more, on this episode of Minding the Brain!

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