Robbie Sutton

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Person.png Robbie SuttonRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Alma materVictoria University of Wellington
Interests • conspiracy theories
• social convention
• justice
• COVID-19

Employment.png Reader in Psychology

In office
July 2005 - Present
EmployerUniversity of Kent

Employment.png Lecturer

In office
November 2001 - July 2005
EmployerKeele University

Employment.png Lecturer

In office
February 2000 - October 2001
EmployerMassey University

Professor Robbie M. Sutton is an academic with over 100 publications.[1] His research interests include "conspiracy theories".


As of 2020, Sutton was Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent.


Sutton who published on "conspiracy theories", sometimes with Karen Douglas.



Quotes by Robbie Sutton

"Conspiracy theory/Academic research"“Work in online misinformation details how alternative media intentionally fabricate conspiracy theories, spreading false allegations ranging from reptilian presidents to staged terrorist attacks”June 2017Current Directions in Psychological Science The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
"Conspiracy theory/Academic research"“history has repeatedly shown that corporate and political elites do conspire against public interests. Conspiracy theories play an important role in bringing their misdeeds into the light.”June 2017Current Directions in Psychological Science The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories/Academic research/Projection“conspiracy beliefs were found to be more prevalent among disadvantaged groups, who presumably have a stronger need to explain events beyond their control... conspiracy thinking reflects a “psychological need to explain events”, and may be sustained by willingness to impose implausible causal narratives on event sequences.”2018Suspicious binds: Conspiracy thinking and tenuous perceptions of causal connections between co-occurring and spuriously correlated events
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