Karen Douglas


Karen Douglas is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent. Karen studies the psychology of conspiracy theories. Her research examines why conspiracy theories appeal to so many people, and the consequences of conspiracy theories for individuals, groups, and society.

Karen’s findings have been published and discussed internationally by The Observer, CNN, The Huffington Post, and The Conversation.¬†She is currently the director of the ERC-funded project “CONSPIRACY_FX – Consequences of conspiracy theories“.