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Virtual Grand Rounds: Why Humans Find Conspiracy Theories So Alluring

Silver Hill Hospital
Presented by

Richard A. Friedman, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director of Psychopharmacology Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live Presentation via Zoom

Conspiracy theories have been present in all cultures throughout history. The human preference for plausibility over mundane and stubborn facts makes us especially prone to conspiracy thinking in a digital world in which we are drowning in information--and misinformation.

Educational Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
1. Describe the psychology of conspiracy thinking
2. Explain the evolutionary significance of tribalism as it relates to conspiracy
3. Discuss how best to deal with conspiracy beliefs

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Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.