Karen M Douglas
Affiliation: University of Kent
- The hidden impact of conspiracy theories: perceived and actual influence of theories surrounding the death of Princess DianaKaren M Douglas
Department of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK
J Soc Psychol 148:210-21. 2008..Results revealed that whereas participants in the second group accurately estimated others' attitude changes, they underestimated the extent to which their own attitudes were influenced...
- Constructive or cruel? Positive or patronizing? Reactions to expressions of positive and negative stereotypes of the mentally illKaren M Douglas
School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Br J Psychol 102:97-107. 2011..These reactions were mediated by the perceived constructiveness of the speaker's motives. Implications for the effectiveness of anti-discrimination campaigns are discussed...
- Does it take one to know one? Endorsement of conspiracy theories is influenced by personal willingness to conspireKaren M Douglas
School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NP, United Kingdom
Br J Soc Psychol 50:544-52. 2011..These results suggest that some people think 'they conspired' because they think 'I would conspire'...
- The social consequences of conspiracism: Exposure to conspiracy theories decreases intentions to engage in politics and to reduce one's carbon footprintDaniel Jolley
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Br J Psychol 105:35-56. 2014..The current findings suggest that conspiracy theories may have potentially significant social consequences, and highlight the need for further research on the social psychology of conspiracism...
- Justice for whom, exactly? Beliefs in justice for the self and various othersRobbie M Sutton
Department of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, UK
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:528-41. 2008..Women did not exempt themselves individually from injustice but believed, similar to men, that undergraduate women receive as much justice as men (Study 3)...
- Reactions to internal and external criticism of outgroups: social convention in the intergroup sensitivity effectRobbie M Sutton
Keele University, UK
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:563-75. 2006..Study 3 provides direct evidence that internal criticism is more conventionally acceptable than is external criticism...
- Right about others, wrong about ourselves? Actual and perceived self-other differences in resistance to persuasionKaren M Douglas
Department of Psychology, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
Br J Soc Psychol 43:585-603. 2004..Rather than overestimating others' attitude change, we found evidence that people underestimated the extent to which their own attitudes had, or would have, changed...
- The effects of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories on vaccination intentionsDaniel Jolley
School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 9:e89177. 2014..This effect was mediated by the same variables as in Study 1. These findings point to the potentially detrimental consequences of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, and highlight their potential role in shaping health-related behaviors. ..
- Effects of communication goals and expectancies on language abstractionKaren M Douglas
Department of Psychology, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
J Pers Soc Psychol 84:682-96. 2003..Language abstraction is therefore both a medium for the transmission of existing beliefs and a tool by which communicators can create new beliefs...