Jan-Willem van Prooijen
Associate Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Jan-Willem van Prooijen is an associate professor in social and organisational psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and an associate editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. His latest books are The Moral Punishment Instinct (2018) and The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories (2018). 

Written by Jan-Willem van Prooijen

Essay/
Human evolution
Suspicion makes us human

Conspiracy theories have always been with us, powered by an evolutionary drive to survive. How’s that working for us now?

Jan-Willem van Prooijen