Céline Schöpfer

Céline Schöpfer
University of Geneva | UNIGE · Department of Philosophy

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What leads people to believe in conspiracy theories? In this paper, we explore the possibility that people might be drawn towards conspiracy theories because believing in them might satisfy certain existential needs and help people find meaning in their life. Through two studies (N = 289 and 287 after exclusion), we found that participants higher i...
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What leads people to believe in conspiracy theories? In this paper, we explore the possibilitythat people might be drawn towards conspiracy theories because believing in them mightsatisfy certain existential needs and help people find meaning in their life. Through twostudies (N = 289 and 287 after exclusion), we found that participants higher in t...
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Plagiarism and other transgressions of the norms of academic integrity appear to be a persistent problem among upper secondary students. Numerous surveys have revealed high levels of infringement of what appear to be clearly stated rules. Less attention has been given to students’ understanding of academic integrity, and to the potential misconcept...
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In psychological research, conspiracy theories are often defined as explanations of events involving the hidden action of a small group pursuing a self-serving agenda, which results in two issues. First, such a definition does not distinguish between conspiracy theories and other conspiracy-based explanations (e.g., the assassination of Julius Caes...
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Epistemic individualism has recently been considered as a potential explanation for critical thinking and conspiracy theories. We propose in this paper to resolve this paradox. In three studies (N = 1952), we investigate the constituents of epistemic individualism, build a scale, and examine how it explains belief in conspiracy theories. The last s...
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BACKGROUND Advance Care Planning (ACP), including Advance Directives (AD) are important tools to allow patients to express their preferences for care, in the event that they are no longer able to express themselves. We developed Accordons-nous, a smartphone application that informs patients about ACP and AD, facilitates communication on these sensi...
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Background: Advance care planning, including advance directives, is an important tool that allows patients to express their preferences for care if they are no longer able to express themselves. We developed Accordons-nous, a smartphone app that informs patients about advance care planning and advance directives, facilitates communication on these...
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Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and its use as a treatment against COVID-19 have been at the center of heated debates. Some claim that physicians' hostility towards HCQ was partly orchestrated by rival pharmaceutical companies seeking to promote their own treatment. In favor of this hypothesis, Roussel and Raoult (2020) have presented the results of a stu...

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