In this episode we are joined by Sinan Alper, a professor of Psychology at Yaşar University in Turkey, to discuss psychological research in non-WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) contexts, and his work on the antecedents and consequences of COVID-19 conspiracy theories.
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1. Paper showing people holding contradictory conspiracy beliefs (e.g. Princess Diana was assassinated but is nonetheless still alive): https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1948550611434786
2. Civic honesty around the globe (Science paper testing frequency of returning lost wallets in different countries): https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aau8712
3. The backfire effect of debunking misinformation on Twitter: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3411764.3445642
4. SInan's paper on the link between intuitive thinking and social conservativism in WEIRD/non-WEIRD contexts: http://journal.sjdm.org/18/181212/jdm181212.pdf