How to talk to family members about conspiracy theories so they actually listen

Published August 29, 2020

Print included Yotam Ophir in a story about political conspiracy theories. “Telling a family member who believes in a conspiracy that they’re mad, crazy, stupid, awkward, a fanatic, or anything like that is bound to fail,” said Ophir. "People have a very good perception of themselves most of the time, and challenging this perception will result in defensive psychological processes that will end in an even stronger reinforcement of the false belief," he said.








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