The Conspiracy Theorist Next Door

The Conspiracy Theorist Next Door

We're all born believers in hidden causes and we're especially alert to threats—setting us up to take in all kinds of schemes. How to maintain healthy skepticism? Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering extraordinary claims.

The Roots of Conspiracy Theories

September 11th and the rise of paranoia.

What Your Beliefs Say About You

Who you trust is telling.

Epistemology and Entertainment

Why we continue to draw false connections.

Explanations Everywhere, Even In Improv

What seven pantless strangers teach us about the human mind.

I Wouldn't Trust Him to...(Fill in the Blank)

A cartoon about a good way to tell if he's faithful.

Is Graduate School a Ponzi Scheme?

Find out if pursuing a Ph.D. is in your best interest.