Episode 009 - WooAnon Part 2: The Shoe Is A Sign (Or Just A Shoe?)

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Is a cigar just a cigar? Is the shoe a sign that we should be thinking not of the things of the body, but of the face and head? In this episode, we continue our four-part discussion of conspiracy thinking, focusing today on the psychology of conspiracy thinking, with a special focus on QAnon and apophenia. Benjamin Dow and colleagues’ paper, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the search for structure: Social media and conspiracy theories” https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/author/S3IH2XYS8YGQCMYDQHX6?target=10.1111/spc3.12636 Berkowitz, “A Game Designer’s Analysis of QAnon” https://medium.com/curiouserinstitute/a-game-designers-analysis-of-qanon-580972548be5 Stewartson, “QAnon Is an Enormous Alternate Reality Game (ARG) Run by Malevolent Puppetmasters” https://medium.com/@registrarproject17/qanon-is-an-enormous-alternate-reality-game-arg-run-by-malevolent-puppetmasters-27e6b098ce9b Douglas, Sutton, & Cichocka (2017), “The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0963721417718261 Conspirituality Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conspirituality/id1515827446 Ward and Voas (2011) “The Emergence of Conspirituality” https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications/520482 “Conspirituality Explains why the wellness world fell for QAnon” https://www.vice.com/en/article/93wq73/conspirituality-explains-why-the-wellness-world-fell-for-qanon Support the show at: www.patreon.com/fuppod Email us at FUPpod@gmail.com Facebook Discussion Group: www.facebook.com/groups/341683697248941 Twitter: What The FUP? Podcast (@FuPpod) / Twitter

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