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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 theExpand
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 beExpand
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 formerExpand
The Revised Transliminality Scale: Reliability and Validity Data From a Rasch Top-Down Purification Procedure
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 onlyExpand
Delusions of the paranormal: a haunting question of perception.
  • R. Lange, J. Houran
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 1 October 1998
The hypothesis that paranormal (poltergeist) experiences are delusions resulting from the affective and cognitive dynamics of percipients' interpretation of ambiguous stimuli was tested in twoExpand
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 ClinicsExpand
The role of fear in delusions of the paranormal.
  • R. Lange, J. Houran
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 1 March 1999
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 positiveExpand
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. TwoExpand
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
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