DS09 - Liberté et sécurité de l’Europe, de ses citoyens et de ses résidents

Responding to the spreading of conspiracy theories – CONSPIRACY

Submission summary

Belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise and has been associated with a variety of worrisome attitudes and behaviors, from a diffuse distrust toward institutions to the justification of antisocial behavior and, in some extreme cases, to active involvement in terrorist organizations. Many countries have deployed important means to fight against radicalization, including TV spots and phone centers for families to inform about suspect behaviors among their relatives or friends, which often involve advocacy of conspiracy theories. The aim of the present project is to design and assess responses to the issue raised by conspiracy theories beliefs. This will be achieved by identifying relevant cognitive and personal factors that may favor conspiracy theories endorsement; evaluating already existing attempts to reduce conspiracist ideation to set a benchmark; and developing evidence-based intervention programs.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Sylvain Delouvée (Laboratoire de Psychologie : Cognition, Comportement, Communication )

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LAPPS - P10 Laboratoire parisien de psychologie sociale
LAPPS - P8 Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale
CHArt - EPHE Cogntitions humaine et artificielle
LIED - P7 Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain
LPS & ADEF - AMU Université d'Aix-Marseille (Laboratoire de psychologie sociale et Laboratoire ADEF))
LP3C - R2 (ancien CRPCC) Laboratoire de Psychologie : Cognition, Comportement, Communication

Help of the ANR 214,380 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 36 Months

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