Harper, David J. (2000) ‘Some effects of conspiracy thinking and paranoid labelling’, Clio's Psyche, 7, pp. 112-113.
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Discussions about conspiracy theories and paranoia always seem, to me, to be dualistic but what I want to argue here is that they are flip-sides of the same coin. When someone takes up a position where they feel they know what is really going on in the world, drawing on conspiracy theories, they will be seen by some as paranoid. Rather than develop an intentionalist view of this, however, I want to examine some of the effects of both taking on a conspiratorial position and of positioning the other (an individual, group, organisation, nation and so on) as paranoid. In other words, what do we do by believing in conspiracy theories and what do we do when we call others paranoid?
|Divisions:||Schools > Psychology, School of|
|Additional Information:||Citation: Harper, D.J. (2000) ‘Some effects of conspiracy thinking and paranoid labelling’ Clio's Psyche [Special issue: The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories] 7, 112-113.|
|Date Deposited:||09 Mar 2010 15:14|
|Creators:||Harper, David J.|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2013 13:50|
|Depositing User:||Stephen Grace|