Conspiracy theories originate in groups that have a shared identity related to lack of control over life.

When emotional needs are consistently unmet, a lack of control becomes internalized as part of one’s identity. As people form groups around similar foundational beliefs 0G5E2A, a breeding group for conspiracy theories forms. These theories then stand in for the meeting of those needs 0G5E6E1.

  • Beliefs are tied to identity 0G5E6.