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dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Richard
dc.contributor.authorGreening, E
dc.contributor.authorSmith, M
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-30T10:07:39Z
dc.date.available2008-07-30T10:07:39Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationWiseman , R , Greening , E & Smith , M 2003 , ' Belief in the paranormal and suggestion in the seance room ' , British Journal of Psychology , vol. 94 , no. 3 , pp. 285-297 .
dc.identifier.issn0007-1269
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 196142
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/2278
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000185013100001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0242642882
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/2278
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found (Ingenta) at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/0007-1269 Copyright British Psychological Society
dc.description.abstractIn Experiment 1, participants took part in a fake seance. An actor suggested that a table was levitating when, in fact, it remained stationary. After the seance, approximately one third of participants incorrectly reported that the table had moved. Results also showed a significant relationship between the reported movement of the table and belief in the paranormal, with a greater percentage of believers than disbelievers, reporting that the table had moved. Experiment 2 varied whether the suggestion was consistent, or inconsistent, with participants' belief in the paranormal. Results again showed that believers were more susceptible to suggestion than disbelievers, but only when the suggestion was consistent with their belief in the paranormal. Approximately one fifth of participants believed that the fake seances contained genuine paranormal phenomena.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Psychology
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dc.titleBelief in the paranormal and suggestion in the seance roomen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dcterms.dateAccepted2003
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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