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Recorded Webinar - Understanding Conspiracy Theory in the Pandemic Era
With COVID-19 has come a contagion of virus-related conspiracy theories too. In this webinar with Dr. David Black, we explore the common features of these conspiracy theories and how they can sometimes have a certain "logic" factor to them, despite their irrationality. We learn what conspiracy theory is, how it affects society, why it appeals to people and how it has long endured in Western culture. We also learn how to avoid the seductive power of such theories and how to cultivate our own critical thinking at a time when we really need it.