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Does Brooding Meaningfully Increase the Likelihood of Believing in a Conspiracy? A Registered Reportuse asterix (*) to get italics
Luisa Liekefett, Simone Sebben, Julia C. Becker
<p>This project aims to investigate the relationship between rumination and conspiracy beliefs. It<br>involves four pilot studies, including one observational and three experimental studies, but the<br>results were inconclusive. We suggest that rumination needs to be further differentiated, with<br>reflection and brooding as two distinct forms of rumination: Whereas for reflection no clear<br>prediction can be made, brooding should contribute to the formation of conspiracy beliefs. This<br>Registered Report will test the hypothesis that specifically brooding increases conspiracy beliefs<br>by conducting a repeated-measures within-person experiment, where participants will be<br>randomly assigned to brooding, reflection, or control conditions. We will use a sequential study<br>design and employ both equivalence and minimum effect tests. This way, we ensure that the<br>results will be informative regardless of the specific outcome while keeping the study resources efficient.</p>
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conspiracy beliefs, rumination, brooding, reflection
Humanities, Social sciences
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