The Causes and Consequences of Conspiracy Theories

By Janya Budaraju When you hear the phrase ‘conspiracy theory,’ maybe you envision a middle-aged, balding man still living in his parents’ basement, posting angry comments on news articles and Facebook posts. Or perhaps you recall particularly bizarre theories, such as the illuminati or the belief that the Earth is flat. You likely picture ridiculous … Continue reading The Causes and Consequences of Conspiracy Theories

The psychology behind the holiday shopping frenzy

The science behind impulsive shopping and decision-making By Charlotte Chui and Brenna Chen With the chilly weather and holiday festivities, it’s becoming apparent that the holidays are fast approaching. For some, it may be welcomed as an eager respite from the strenuous school year, while for others, it may be cherished as a time for … Continue reading The psychology behind the holiday shopping frenzy