The effect of ostracism on beliefs in conspiracy theories

Kai Tak POON, Zhansheng CHEN, Wing Yan WONG

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Abstract

This research showed that compared with non-ostracized participants, ostracized participants perceived higher levels of vulnerability and were more likely to endorse conspiracy theories. Moreover, perceived vulnerability mediated the effect of ostracism on beliefs in conspiracy theories. These findings highlight the importance of perceived vulnerability in understanding cognitive responses following ostracism. Copyright © 2017 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention (APS).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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Poon, K. T., Chen, Z., & Wong, W. Y. (2017, May). The effect of ostracism on beliefs in conspiracy theories. Poster presented at the 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention (APS), Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, USA.