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Stigmatized beliefs: conspiracy theories, anticipated negative evaluation of the self, and fear of social exclusion

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Can conspiracy theories be a source of social stigma? If it is true, it would follow that people may expect to be socially excluded when they express endorsement of conspiracy theories. This effect should be partially explained by the knowledge of the negative perceptions associated with conspiracy theories. In Study 1, inducing French internet users to write a text endorsing (vs. criticizing) conspiracy theories about the Charlie Hebdo shooting, led them to anticipate fear of social exclusio...

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10.1002/ejsp.2498

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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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Volume:
48
Issue:
7
Pages:
939-954
Publication date:
2018-06-05
Acceptance date:
2018-04-16
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1099-0992
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0046-2772
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2018-08-23

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