DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113540
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Abstract: Highlights Conspiracy beliefs concerning coronavirus are present in the population and are negatively related to adherence to epidemiological safety guidelines. Conspiracy beliefs may originate partially from boredom and paranoia proneness. Certain factors – trust in media outlets and internal motivation to isolation – may be potentially worthwhile to address to enhance adherence to safety guidelines in the general population.