Do's and dont's: An Informal Study of Some Prevailing Superstitions

  title={Do's and dont's: An Informal Study of Some Prevailing Superstitions},
  author={Stuart H. Blum and L. Blum},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={567 - 571}
  • Stuart H. Blum, L. Blum
  • Published 1974
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
  • An informal study was conducted to demonstrate the prevalence and relationship to specific background variables of prevailing superstitions. A questionnaire containing 24 superstitious beliefs or practices was independently completed by 132 adults. Each superstition was rated as to whether it had strong, partial, or no influence for the individual, and a total score was obtained. The highest possible score was 48, and the range found in the sample was 0 to 46. The mean total superstition score… CONTINUE READING
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