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“These are just stories, Mulder”: exposure to conspiracist fiction does not produce narrative persuasion

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Narrative persuasion, i.e., the impact of narratives on beliefs, behaviors and attitudes, and the mechanisms underpinning endorsement of conspiracy theories have both drawn substantial attention from social scientists. Yet, to date, these two fields have evolved separately, and to our knowledge no study has empirically examined the impact of conspiracy narratives on real-world conspiracy beliefs. In a first study, we exposed a group of participants (n = 37) to an X-Files episode before asking...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00684/

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Frontiers Media
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology More from this journal
Volume:
9
Article number:
684
Publication date:
2018-05-23
Acceptance date:
2018-04-19
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ISSN:
1664-1078
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pubs:905576
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uuid:64b07192-fe13-41e4-8723-f44a46563870
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pubs:905576
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905576
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2018-08-23

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