The psychology of conspiracy theories.
Why do people believe crazy things, and why do they need to spread them?
Conspiracy theories are as old as time, but it's only in more recent years that psychologists have begun to unravel the belief that some people have in them. According to researcher Goertzel (1994), conspiracy theories are explanations that refer to hidden groups working in secret to achieve sinister objectives.
Whether it's the killing of a US President…