On Friday, September 23, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m., in room A3-108 of the Main Campus, a conference will be held by leading researcher Sylvain Delouvée.
Organized by the media pole of the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism, this conference will highlight the active, strategic, oppositional, opportunistic, narrative, social and ideological components of this worldview.
Conspiracism is not simply a matter of credulity, where false beliefs and “theories” are simply held to be true by virtue of unfortunate errors in reasoning and cognitive illusions. It is rather, in large part, a “way of thinking” deliberately chosen for the comfort it offers, allowing to justify, reinforce and motivate various ideologies, while signaling allegiance to like-minded communities, and rejecting more or less designated common enemies.
Sylvain Delouvée is a lecturer in social psychology at the University of Rennes 2 (France). His research focuses on the study of the interaction between social and psychological factors that influence thinking, beliefs and social behaviors when individuals or groups encounter situations that may be perceived as uncertain, risky or extreme.
Date: September 23, 2022, 12:00-1:15 pm
Location: A3-108, Main Campus