Delving into the Psychology of Belief and Superstition

A great deal of recent research is focused on identifying the psychological and neurological underpinnings of belief and superstition.  In the first video below, Bruce Hood, experimental psychologist at Bristol University and author of SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable, answers questions concerning how people become superstitious and what motivates their ongoing beliefs.  In the second video, Ken Livingston, professor of psychology at Vassar College, discusses recent research on the neurological infrastructure of spiritual experiences.

 

 

Link to an interview with professor Bruce Hood.

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One response to “Delving into the Psychology of Belief and Superstition

  1. Nice blog you got here. It would be great to read a bit more about this theme.

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