Paranormal Belief and Proneness to Dissociation

@article{Irwin1994ParanormalBA,
  title={Paranormal Belief and Proneness to Dissociation},
  author={H. Irwin},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={1994},
  volume={75},
  pages={1344 - 1346}
}
  • H. Irwin
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Reports
  • The study investigated the relationship between scores on paranormal belief and proneness to dissociation in a sample of 100 Australian students of psychology. Scores on dissociation were positively correlated with those on global paranormal belief and with belief in psi, precognition, spiritualism, and extraordinary life-forms. It is suggested that in some instances paranormal beliefs may be a component of a complex defensive framework constructed in the face of the perceived uncontrollability… CONTINUE READING
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