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When Prophecy Fails : a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World.

Author: Leon Festinger
Publisher: Lanham : Dancing Unicorn Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study reported in this volume grew out of some theoretical work, one phase of which bore specifically on the behavior of individuals in social movements that made specific (and unfulfilled) prophecies. We had been forced to depend chiefly on historical records to judge the adequacy of our theoretical ideas until we by chance discovered the social movement that we report in this book. At the time we learned of  Read more...
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Festinger, Leon.
When Prophecy Fails : A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World.
Lanham : Dancing Unicorn Books, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Festinger
ISBN: 9781515415107 1515415104
OCLC Number: 990616768
Description: 1 online resource (187 pages)

Abstract:

The study reported in this volume grew out of some theoretical work, one phase of which bore specifically on the behavior of individuals in social movements that made specific (and unfulfilled) prophecies. We had been forced to depend chiefly on historical records to judge the adequacy of our theoretical ideas until we by chance discovered the social movement that we report in this book. At the time we learned of it, the movement was in mid-career but the prophecy about which it was centered had not yet been disconfirmed. We were understandably eager to undertake a study that could test our th.

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