Conspiracy Thinking May Kill Us All

Shavaun Scott
9 min readAug 21, 2021

What You Need to Know About the Conspiracy Mindset

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(The following is a condensed excerpt from the chapter on conspiracism in my recent book The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence).

Conspiracy stories surround us. The tales have gotten stranger and stranger over time: alien lizard people kidnapping children and drinking their blood…

Shavaun Scott

Psychotherapist and writer, exploring uncommon bravery and shining light on the human experience.