The Deployment of Personal Luck: Sympathetic Magic and Illusory Control in Games of Pure Chance

@inproceedings{Wohl2002TheDO,
  title={The Deployment of Personal Luck: Sympathetic Magic and Illusory Control in Games of Pure Chance},
  author={Michael J. A. Wohl and Michael E. Enzle},
  year={2002}
}
In three studies, the authors expand on Langer’s (1975) illusion of control model to include perceptions of personal luck as a potential source of misperceived skillful influence over non-controllable events. In an initial study, it was predicted and found that having choice in a game of chance heightened both perceived personal luck and perceived chance of winning. In additional studies, hypotheses were tested based on the proposition that luck perceived as a personal quality follows the laws… CONTINUE READING

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