BY EDUARDO FELIZ ARIAS, AAI NEWS TEAM
Do you find civilization falling apart and think that social norms are being undermined? Do you feel helpless and authoritarian with margins of low self-esteem? If your levels of study and scientific information have hit rock bottom and if you also show an interest in the paranormal and strange phenomena (1), do not despair, there is a solution: Get together a sect to disclose conspiracy theories.
According to H. Darwin and colleagues in the academic psychology department of the University of Northumbria in the UK(1), individuals who promote conspiracy theories embrace similar symptoms: high levels of anomie, autocracy, and low self-esteem and education; considerable interest in precognition and the supernatural; and, especially, the imminent end of the world.
The result of these findings suggest that belief in conspiracy theories is directly related to effects of schizotypal and paranoid ideation (3). The second concept refers to insane beliefs of persecution, while in the first the subject has unusual experiences such as hearing thoughts aloud in one's head or a feeling or sensation that one has developed magical powers. The truth is that these individuals lose contact with reality, the person bears false beliefs about what is happening and thus becomes a psychopath (2).