Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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The arguments Nisbett make are irrelevant and incorrect compared to today's psychology. The first argument made in this article, the analogy between objects and humans, is a terrible argument because inanimate objects cannot perform or act out behaviors, so the argument is irrelevant. I also do not agree with Nisbett's argument that almost everyone is a “pure” dispositionalist. Personally, I take into account the situation going on along with the person's personality. The situation can definitely have an effect on behavior, whether it be a positive or negative environment. The argument made that FAE has to do with everyday lives is also irrelevant because most experiments have been done within labs. In conclusion, this concept is overrated and is conflicting in many ways.
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