Chris Kavanagh

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Christopher Kavanagh is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Rikkyo University and a Researcher at the Centre for Studies of Social Cohesion at Oxford University. His research focuses mainly on the psychological and social effects of religious belief and collective rituals and he has a long standing interest in skepticism, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theory communities. He co-hosts Decoding the Gurus, a podcast dedicated to examining the techniques of modern online Gurus.

You’re probably not Galileo: scientific advance rarely comes from lone, contrarian outsiders

The pseudoscience and vaccine scaremongering from Drs Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein illustrates the importance of intellectual humility, especially when operating outside your field of knowledge

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