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Believing in magic : the psychology of superstition

Author: Stuart A Vyse
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart A Vyse
ISBN: 9780199996926 019999692X
OCLC Number: 864912067
Description: xii, 316 pages ; 21 cm
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 Vyse.

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