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Believing in magic : the psychology of superstition - updated edition

Author: Stuart A Vyse
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Updated editionView all editions and formats
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"While we live in a technologically and scientifically advanced age, superstition is as widespread as ever. Not limited to just athletes and actors, superstitious beliefs are common among people of all occupations, educational backgrounds, and income levels. In this fully updated edition of Believing in Magic, renowned superstition expert Stuart Vyse investigates our tendency towards these irrational beliefs.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vyse, Stuart A.
Believing in magic.
(DLC) 2013024078
(OCoLC)849641686
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart A Vyse
ISBN: 9780199996933 0199996938
OCLC Number: 859537079
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Introduction --
1. Believing in Magic --
2. The Superstitious Person --
3. Superstition and Coincidence --
4. Superstitious Thinking --
5. Growing Up Superstitious --
6. Is Superstition Abnormal, Irrational, or Neither? --
7. A Magical View of the World.
Responsibility: Stuart A. Vyse.

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