Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Better communication through a better understanding of behavior
Beverly D. Flaxington
In this increasingly divided world, it becomes more and more important to step outside your filters and work to find opposing or differing perspectives.
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Beverly D. Flaxington teaches at Suffolk University.