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The psychology of superstition.

Gustav Jahoda

The psychology of superstition.

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Published by J. Aronson in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Superstition.,
  • Superstitions.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementWith an introd. by Judd Marmor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF773 .J28 1974
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 158 p.
    Number of Pages158
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5048828M
    ISBN 100876681852
    LC Control Number74009667
    OCLC/WorldCa922733


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Vyse. Winner of the prestigious William James Book Award; An engaging account of what superstition is, why we have superstitious beliefs, and who is most likely to be superstitious.

Psychology of Myths & Superstitions - Superstition defined as the belief in a casual relationship between an action, object, or ritual and an unrelated outcome Such superstitious behaviour can. This is an excellent book for its time but is now quite dated.

For a short up-to-date presentation see: The Psychology of the Irrational: Focus on Superstition in the American Rationalist Jan/Feb /5(2). His book Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition won the American Psychological Association's William James Book Award. Contents 1 Education and teachingAlma mater: University of Rhode Island.

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Believing in Magic addresses this provocative question, taking a fascinating look at the psychological underpinnings of superstition.

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Believing in magic: The psychology of superstition Oxford University Press. Zebb, B. J., & Moore, M. Superstitiousness and perceived anxiety control as predictors of psychological distress.

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Throughout history, and even today, many people believe in a host of invisible entities and forces, including gods, angels, demons, ghosts, spirits, omens, miracles, telepathy, clairvoyance, and more.

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Variation in superstitions can be explained with ideas of cultural evolution and environmental psychology. In a changed environment where an organism associates two events those were related in the past, but are no longer in existence produce superstition.

Habit formation in our species is also related to existence of : Fatik Baran Mandal.In fact, Stuart A. Vyse, associate professor of psychology at Connecticut College, states in his book Believing in Magic—The Psychology of Superstition: “Although we live in a technologically advanced society, superstition is as widespread as it has ever been.” Superstition is so well entrenched today that efforts to stamp it out have failed.

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