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Conceptualization and measurement of celebrity worship.
Celebrity worship has been conceptualized as having pathological and nonpathological forms. To avoid problems associated with item-level factor analysis, 'top-down purification' was used to test the… Expand
Top-down purification of Tobacyk's Revised Paranormal Belief Scale
Using mostly undergraduate student data (N=560), factor analysis confirmed the existence of seven factors in Tobacyk’s Revised Paranormal Belief Scale (RPBS). However, this replication proved to be… Expand
Thou shalt worship no other gods — unless they are celebrities: the relationship between celebrity worship and religious orientation
Abstract The Celebrity Attitude Scale, Quest Scale, and the Age-Universal I-E scale-12 were given to 307 British participants in an attempt to provide further psychometric validation of the former… Expand
The Revised Transliminality Scale: Reliability and Validity Data From a Rasch Top-Down Purification Procedure
- R. Lange, M. Thalbourne, J. Houran, L. Storm
- Psychology, Medicine
- Consciousness and Cognition
- 1 December 2000
The concept of transliminality ("a hypothesized tendency for psychological material to cross thresholds into or out of consciousness") was anticipated by William James (1902/1982), but it was only… Expand
Delusions of the paranormal: a haunting question of perception.
The hypothesis that paranormal (poltergeist) experiences are delusions resulting from the affective and cognitive dynamics of percipients' interpretation of ambiguous stimuli was tested in two… Expand
Color and Personality: Strong's Interest Inventory and Cattell's 16PF
Three studies addressed the relation between color preference and personality, based on subsets of respondents from a pool of volunteers who participated in a series of Career Transition Clinics… Expand
The role of fear in delusions of the paranormal.
Based on an extended process model derived from attribution theory, we hypothesized that pervasive and persistent delusions of the paranormal are characterized by the existence of a positive… Expand
Dimensionality and reliability of the Rotter I-E locus of control scale.
The dimensionality and reliability of Rotter's internal-external control scale was examined using Australian students. The results imply that the scale is not additive but multidimensional. Two… Expand
Clinical relevance of the two-factor rasch version of the Revised Paranormal Belief Scale
Abstract The two-factor Rasch version of the Revised Paranormal Belief Scale reportedly measures individually oriented (New Age Philosophy) and socially oriented (Traditional Paranormal Belief)… Expand