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dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Richard
dc.contributor.authorWatt, C
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-30T10:03:54Z
dc.date.available2008-07-30T10:03:54Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationWiseman , R & Watt , C 2004 , ' Measuring superstitious belief: why lucky charms matter ' , Personality and Individual Differences , vol. 37 , no. 8 , pp. 1533-1541 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2004.02.009
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 191595
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/2277
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000225199900001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 22944441579
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/2277
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01918869 Copyright Elsevier Ltd. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2004.02.009
dc.description.abstractA large body of research has attempted to develop theories about the function and origin of superstitious beliefs on the basis of the psychological correlates of such beliefs. Most of this work has measured superstitious belief using the Paranormal Belief Scale (PBS). However, this scale refers solely to negative superstitions (e.g., breaking a mirror will cause bad luck) and omits items referring to positive superstitions (e.g., carrying a lucky charm will bring good luck). The two studies reported here found significant interactions between belief in negative and positive superstitions, and several individual difference measures. These findings have important implications for theory development, demonstrate that the PBS is an incomplete measure of superstitious belief, and highlight the need for future measures to include items referring to positive superstitions. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPersonality and Individual Differences
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dc.subjectsuperstitious belief
dc.subjectparanormal belief
dc.subjectparanormal belief scale
dc.subjectpositive superstition
dc.subjectnegative superstition
dc.subjectPARANORMAL BELIEFS
dc.subjectCHILDHOOD TRAUMA
dc.subjectANXIETY
dc.subjectSCALE
dc.subjectEXPERIENCES
dc.subjectTHINKING
dc.subjectLOCUS
dc.titleMeasuring superstitious belief: why lucky charms matteren
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dcterms.dateAccepted2004
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