The Social-Engineer Podcast

Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast: The Doctor Is In Series – where we will discuss understandings and developments in the field of psychology.


In today’s episode, Chris and Abbie are discussing: Conspiracy theories. They will talk about what makes a Conspiracy Theory and why we believe them. [May 1, 2023]


00:00 - Intro

00:17 - Dr. Abbie Maroño Intro

00:59 - Intro Links

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-          Managed Voice Phishing -

-          Managed Email Phishing -

-          Adversarial Simulations -

-          Social-Engineer channel on SLACK -

-          CLUTCH -

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04:45 - The Topic of the Day: The TRUTH Behind Conspiracy Theories

05:54 - What is a Conspiracy Theory?

07:39 - What's the harm?

10:20 - WHY???

11:17 - Pattern Seekers

13:15 - Cognitive Closure

17:04 - The Role of Critical Thinking

19:18 - An Existential Element

20:41 - Don't Forget the Lizards!

22:35 - What about Bigfoot?

24:30 - Escapism

30:15 - Reading the Emotions

32:29 - Social Motive

33:31 - Emotions vs Critical Thinking

36:42 - Prove Me Wrong!

39:09 - The Takeaway: Empathy

40:57 - Wrap Up & Outro




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