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Extraordinary beliefs : a historical approach to a psychological problem

Author: Peter Lamont
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"Since the early nineteenth century, mesmerists, mediums and psychics have exhibited extraordinary phenomena. These have been demonstrated, reported and disputed by every modern generation. We continue to wonder why people believe in such things, while others wonder why they are dismissed so easily. Extraordinary Beliefs takes a historical approach to an ongoing psychological problem: why do people believe in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lamont
ISBN: 9781107019331 1107019338 9781107688025 1107688027
OCLC Number: 812071268
Description: xi, 321 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The making of the extraordinary --
3. The making of mesmeric phenomena --
4. The making of spiritualist phenomenam --
5. The making of psychic phenomena --
6. The making of paranormal phenomena --
7. The making of extraordinary beliefs.
Responsibility: Peter Lamont.

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This book examines the remarkable feats of mesmerists, mediums and mind-readers, and provides a new psychology of extraordinary beliefs.  Read more...

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