In this article, I would like to discuss conspiracy theories, but before we start - what exactly are the conspiracy theories? Referring to the definition, a conspiracy theory can be described as the attempts to explain “important events that involve secret plots by powerful and malevolent groups” (Douglas, Sutton & Cichocka, 2017). The list of the important events as well as the conspiracy theories is endless, and therefore, I bet you have heard about some of them, including:
Apollo moon landing in 1969 was staged by NASA to win the Space Race (competition between USSR and US on who becomes the first in spaceflight).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA.
The cure for cancer exists but remains unavailable for masses to decrease the Earth population.