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dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Richard
dc.contributor.authorCollver, Jordan
dc.contributor.authorWorth, Rik
dc.contributor.authorWatt, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-18T17:00:03Z
dc.date.available2022-11-18T17:00:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-08
dc.identifier.citationWiseman , R , Collver , J , Worth , R & Watt , C 2021 , ' Hocus Pocus: using comics to promote skepticism about the paranormal ' , Journal of Science Communication (JCOM) , vol. 20 , no. 2 . https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20020204
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/25910
dc.description© The Author(s). This article is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution — Non Commercial — No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the potential for comics to promote skepticism about the paranormal. Participants rated their interest in comics, read a skeptical account of alleged paranormal phenomena in One of three mediums (text, comic, and comic containing an interactive magic trick), and then rated their engagement, skepticism and recall. The text was rated as more interesting and entertaining than the comics, and participants’ prior interest in comics positively correlated with engagement and shift in skepticism. This suggests that for certain cohorts, comics may be an effective way to promote engagement and attitude change. The implications for future work are considered.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Science Communication (JCOM)
dc.subjectart and literature
dc.subjectInformal learning
dc.subjectScience and technology
dc.subjectScience education
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.titleHocus Pocus: using comics to promote skepticism about the paranormalen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology, Sport and Geography
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionLearning, Memory and Thinking
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Postgraduate Medicine
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.22323/2.20020204
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