People Prone to Anger Are ‘More Likely’ to Believe Conspiracy Theories, New Research Suggests

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People who experience anger more frequently are “more likely” to believe conspiracy theories than others, according to new research.

In a report published in the Journal of Research in Personality, researchers from Australia and Poland suggested that individuals who are more susceptible to anger are more susceptible to conspiracy beliefs, no matter how specific or general they might be.

The studies come after researchers noticed a rise in conspiracy theories and beliefs after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a subject that was directly addressed in two of the four studies conducted with Polish and American participants.

There were 363 Polish participants in the first study, 422 in the second, 248 in the third and 141 Americans in the fourth, PsyPost reports.

“Generic conspiracy beliefs” and “novel” conspiracy theories were addressed in the third and fourth studies, respectively, according to the newly released report.

The studies not only showed a positive association between anger and conspiracy beliefs, but also suggested that anger may also be a “unique predictor of conspiracy beliefs,” according to researchers.

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