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Repetitious, Time-Intensive Magical Rituals Considered More Effective, Study Shows

Even in this modern age of science, people are likely to find logic in supernatural rituals that require a high degree of time and effort, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published in the June issue of Cognition, is the first psychological analysis of how people of various…   » Continue Reading

Loss of Control Leads People to Seek Order Through Superstition, Ritual

Individuals who lack control seek to find and impose order in the world through superstition, rituals and conspiratorial explanations, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and published in Science.