Childhood Physical Abuse and Differential Development of Paranormal Belief Systems

  title={Childhood Physical Abuse and Differential Development of Paranormal Belief Systems},
  author={Stefanie L Perkins and R. Allen},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • Stefanie L Perkins, R. Allen
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • This study compared paranormal belief systems in individuals with and without childhood physical abuse histories. The Revised Paranormal Belief Scale and the Assessing Environments III Questionnaire were completed by 107 University students. Psi, precognition, and spiritualism, which are thought to provide a sense of personal efficacy and control, were among the most strongly held beliefs in abused subjects, and were significantly higher in abused versus nonabused subjects. Superstition and… CONTINUE READING
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