When Superstition Fails

@article{Russell1980WhenSF,
  title={When Superstition Fails},
  author={Dan Russell and Warren H. Jones},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1980},
  volume={6},
  pages={83 - 88}
}
Previous research has suggested cognitive distortion of counter attitudinal information bi' believers but not by skeptics of paranormal phenomena. The present stud}' sought to extend these results, using a different mode of information presentation and measuring emotional arousal as well. Both believers and skeptics showed increased emotional arousal when presented with counter attitudinal information, but only believers showed selective learning of the information. These findings are discussed… 
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