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Conspiracy Theories: The JFK Assassination

Conspiracy Theories: The JFK Assassination

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  •  The Walrus Tusk Manchester , High Street, Manchester
Suitable for: Adults
Dr Kenneth Drinkwater is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Manchester Metropolitan University. His research includes paranormal belief, specifically the exploration of the... More Info »
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Conspiracy theories often embrace historically and socially significant events, (e.g the Moon Landing or 9/11), and are important because they can truly influence public perceptions and behaviour.

Revisiting past events, such as the JFK assassination, is academically important as it facilitates understanding of misinformation and disinformation.

Endorsement of conspiracies arises from psychological biases, and the tendency to be critical of external and official reports, and less questioning of other sources of information (i.e., social media).
This is especially true when conspiracy theories match an individual’s worldview.

In this talk, we will focus on the JFK assassination; re-examining the events of the day, focussing on some of the curios of the case. Including a psychological appraisal of why the official account is criticised and alternative theories believed.

The talk will generate thoughts and questions pertaining to the conspiracy, the nature of cover-ups, expert testimony, and our ability to believe one thing at the expense of others.

Venue: The Walrus Tusk, Manchester

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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