Episode 68 - Conspiracy Theories, OCD, and Healthier Divorces

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people accept conspiracy theories? What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD? Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress? How can you end a marriage well?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Why do people accept conspiracy theories?

Why Our Brains Are Hardwired for Conspiracy Theories

Science vs Conspiracy: Collective Narratives in the Age of Misinformation

Fifty percent of Americans believe in some conspiracy theory. Here’s why.

What happens in the brains of people struggling with OCD?

What does an OCD brain look like?

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

Why do we fall into old beliefs in time of stress?

Stress: Your brain and body

How can you end a marriage well?

Healthy Divorce: American Psychological Association

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