Reasoning in Believers in the Paranormal

@article{Lawrence2004ReasoningIB,
  title={Reasoning in Believers in the Paranormal},
  author={E. Lawrence and E. Peters},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={192},
  pages={727-733}
}
  • E. Lawrence, E. Peters
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Reasoning biases have been identified in deluded patients, delusion-prone individuals, and believers in the paranormal. This study examined content-specific reasoning and delusional ideation in believers in the paranormal. A total of 174 members of the Society for Psychical Research completed a delusional ideation questionnaire and a deductive reasoning task. The reasoning statements were manipulated for congruency with paranormal beliefs. As predicted, individuals who reported a strong belief… CONTINUE READING
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