Help Keep 12160.info ALIVE!!

  It's been 18 months since We've asked for Donations, Now is the time to come to the aid of YOUR web site

Requested! donations via Mail or -use Paypal
THANK YOU !!
If we can not come up with the funds for the site, 12160 will be no more.
Please find it within you to help us out and meet our goal in the next couple of months. Any donation, no matter what amount will be greatly appreciated.

Study Suggests Conspiracy Theorists Are More Positive & ‘Sane’ Compared To Conventional Thinkers

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/12/08/study-suggests-consp...

A case study examining online commenting trends was performed by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent that revealed so called “conspiracy theorists” are actually more mentally sane (reasonable & sensible) than those who are considered conventionalists.

Not that long ago, practically anyone who thought outside of the box, questioned the official stories, or did any type of investigation into certain subjects was labeled a “conspiracy theorist.” In fact, many of these people, including the majority of the writers here at Collective Evolution, are still considered conspiracy theorists by many even though the goal is simply to examine or verify the truth of something.

It is interesting how many of the people who are labeled as conspiracy theorists spend a lot of time with research and critical thinking. Sure there are always going to be more extreme people who lend a “bad name” to those who are legitimately assessing evidence, but it doesn’t mean the entire idea of conspiracy is invalid.

Many will check the facts, and look into the evidence on both sides of the coin. Generally the people who believe the mainstream idea of what is true, or is accepted as truth do not bother to look at the other side of the coin. They believe what they are told without question, and anyone who disagrees is, well, crazy, or a conspiracy theorist. Or in other words, paranoid.

The fascinating part is, it’s become some common place amongst society for people to not want to be labeled as a conspiracy theorist that anytime political leaders or the media wish to make something unquestionable, they will literally use the words “conspiracy theorists” in their speeches or reports when referring to anyone who wishes to question the story.

The Study

A study was published in July of 2013 by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, it was entitled “’What About Building 7?’ A Social Psychological Study Of Online Discussion Of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories.” The study compared “conspiracist,” (pro-conspiracy theory) and “conventionalist,” (anti-conspiracy theory) comments on various news websites.

The researchers were surprised that they found more “conspiracist” type comments than conventional ones. According to the researchers, “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.”

Among those who take the time to comment on news articles, those who discount official government accounts (the event’s on 9/11, or the assassination John F. Kennedy for example) aka “Conspiracy Theories,” outnumber those who believe in the official reports, two-to-one. Therefore, this means that the “pro-conspiracy” commenters are those who are now expressing what would now be considered conventional wisdom, while the “anti-conspiracy” commenters actually represent a small minority that is often shunned and discredited.

How The Times Have Changed

‘The research showed that people who favored the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals,” said the study.

It seems as though what were once considered mainstream viewpoints are no longer considered as such by the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often showed anger and disgust in their posts. Perhaps they are becoming frustrated that their ideals are no longer accepted as truth. Perhaps, underneath the angry façade, this scares them.

Views: 88

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by Tara on December 10, 2014 at 11:57pm

Finally, a study that proves truthers are sane. Who would have thunk it? ;)

 

 

Latest Activity

canadianjoe favorited DTOM's photo
29 minutes ago
canadianjoe favorited DTOM's photo
30 minutes ago
canadianjoe favorited DTOM's photo
30 minutes ago
canadianjoe favorited DTOM's photo
30 minutes ago
canadianjoe favorited DTOM's photo
31 minutes ago
Central Scrutinizer added a discussion to the group The Tabloid Stand
Thumbnail

Dumbass Millennial kid gets the worst buttfuck'n on eBay I ever saw! $10,000 worth

I almost feel bad for this brainless, millennial moron, I wonder if he had to confront the parental units after this stunt?? I do give him creds for keeping his composure & happy appearance throughout the video though. Ya can tell he wanted to…See More
32 minutes ago
Deep Space posted a video

Kids Cannot Work Rotary Phone || ViralHog

Occurred on July 18, 2018 / Clarksville, Arkansas, USA "This video was recorded by the father to the children in the video. He had brought home an old rotary...
34 minutes ago
Boris Badenov favorited Burbia's video
43 minutes ago
Boris Badenov commented on Robert UnitedWeStand's video
Thumbnail

'State Of Mind - the Psychology of Control' - full length movie

"the member who posted this fell for an fbi trap and is now in a fed jail. he got set up over facebook, but it could happen here too! Be alert for set up's"
49 minutes ago
Deep Space commented on guest_blog's group Fuk Facebook
"Despite legal threat, new anti-Facebook site launches to claim tech giant is ‘killing the internet’ https://www.rt.com/news/436051-anti-facebook-site-goes-live/ https://www.themaven.net/facebookzoo"
51 minutes ago
Burbia's video was featured

Why Censorship Never Works

PATREON LINK: https://www.patreon.com/thecommonsenseshow CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: https://thecommonsenseshow.com A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS: Protect Your Informa...
51 minutes ago
Tom Coley replied to Tom Coley's discussion That's Hungary 1, Soros 0 and a big win against Soros's NWO NGO Octopus
"George Soros a known NAZI collaborator and sympathizer walks free all these years while the so called NAZI hunters were busy rounding prison guards as faggots for their Holocaust. "All the world's a stage..." Yes, George Soros was a…"
1 hour ago
Nazda Pokmov commented on DTOM's photo
Thumbnail

so many things wrong with this image, where do you even start

"Cats against Trump?  Gosh....that woman obviously lost her mind a LONG TIME AGO LOL!!!!"
1 hour ago
Thomas Less posted a video

Flight Attendant sheds new light on 9/11.

This video is based on combined segments from an interview conducted by George Noory on Coast to Coast AM with 9/11 researcher author and now retired Flight ...
1 hour ago
William Stack commented on Boris Badenov's page Just a New York Times article from last year that quotes Kara Young, an African American model, and Trump's former girlfriend
"Jungle fever. In the end he dumped the brown girl and married the lily white one."
1 hour ago
Tom Coley replied to Tom Coley's discussion That's Hungary 1, Soros 0 and a big win against Soros's NWO NGO Octopus
"The Anti-Soros revolution is just beginning. Pass the popcorn. :)"
1 hour ago
Nazda Pokmov commented on Boris Badenov's page Black Americans View Omarosa As "Two-Bit Opportunist, Racial Sellout, Ego Driven Hustler"
"Just how many times has this twit been married?  She keeps hyphenating her last name with different names? Her job at the clintoon White House was a real winner....answering invitations.  Gosh....what for rocket science is that job? …"
1 hour ago
Boris Badenov posted a video

Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti Tells Iowans He's 'Exploring A Run For The Presidency' | TIME

Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels in a case against President Donald Trump, took a swing through Iowa on Thursday and said...
1 hour ago
Burbia posted videos
1 hour ago
Burbia was featured
1 hour ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2018   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted