Belief in Conspiracy theories may put children’s health at risk

This press release turned up in my skeptics alerts today: Conspiracy theories may put children’s health at risk 23 August 2013 British Psychological Society (BPS) Under embargo until 28 August 2013 00:01 GMT Quote: A belief in conspiracy theories may influence parents’ intentions to have their children vaccinated against diseases such as measles. That is the conclusion of research being presented today, 28 August 2013, by Daniel Jolley and Karen Douglas at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Social Psychology Section in Exeter. Jolley and Douglas asked a sample of 89 parents about their views on anti-vaccine conspiracy theories and then asked participants to indicate their intention to have a fictional child vaccinated.

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