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The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

We've all heard of conspiracy theories: Elvis is alive and well, the moon landing was faked, the government covered up secret aliens and UFOs at area 51...

On The Point, we discuss the psychology of conspiracy theories. Reasearch from the University of Chicago suggests that up to 50 percent of Americans beleive in one or more conspiracy theories. 

Our guests are Ann Geagon, social worker, and doctors Marc Whaley and Jonathan Schwartz, psychiatrists. Mindy Todd hosts.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.