Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Julian — Many thanks for pointing out my flawed over-generalization in the "every parent" sentence. I agree with you. I've updated the first sentence of the second-to-last paragraph to read: "Of course, most parents intuitively know that it's important to reduce adverse childhood experiences."
Thank you for this constructive feedback,
PS: I did not have picture-perfect "fun and loving childhood." My PCE/ACE scores are an even 4–4 split. That said, I'm currently writing a follow-up to this post tentatively titled "7 Research-Based Reasons I Rose-Tint Some Childhood Memories," which will highlight recent research on the counter-intuitive benefits of "adaptive forgetting" (Bekinschtein et al., 2018), "the diversifying experience model" (Gocłowska, Damian & Mor, 2018), and five other studies.
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