Researchers report teleological thinking, a single and powerful cognitive bias which entails the perception of final causes or an overriding purpose in natural events, is linked to two seemingly unconnected beliefs; conspiracy theories and creationism.
A new study reports innuendo alone in news coverage may fuel the belief in conspiracy theories. Researchers say news reports that imply correlations are enough to lead people to believe incorrect or false information.
Heavy metal music may have a bad reputation, but a new study reveals the music has positive mental health benefits for its fans.
People are reporting an uptick in personal "doomscrolling" activities online. Marked by consuming excessive amounts of negative content during one sitting, doomscrolling may be linked to anxiety. Researchers provide suggestions about how people can halt doomscrolling activities.