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For Fact’s Sake podcast: Does being bullied push people towards conspiracy theories?

On this week’s edition of For Fact’s Sake, Ali and Paul talked to Daniel Jolley from the University of Nottingham about how experiencing workplace bullying can make people more likely to believe in conspiracy theories.

Daniel explained what psychologists consider conspiracy beliefs, the psychological impacts of bullying that can make people more prone to them, and why conspiracy theories are damaging to individuals as well as society at large.

Elsewhere, the boys discussed the ban on XL bully dogs, and looked at Rishi Sunak’s wild claim that Brits will soon need to have seven bins.

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Show notes:

  • Daniel Jolley has written about how to talk to people about conspiracy theories here, and how bullying, power and control can increase conspiracy beliefs here.
  • Our explainer on the XL Bully ban is here.

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