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Published: 01 October 2013

328 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199996926

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Believing in Magic

The Psychology of Superstition - Updated Edition

Stuart A. Vyse

  • Winner of the prestigious William James Book Award
  • An engaging account of what superstition is, why we have superstitious beliefs, and who is most likely to be superstitious
  • Examines the science behind this normal part of human behavior
  • Provides alternative ways to cope with life's uncertainties

New to this Edition:

  • Features a new Introduction as well as updated text throughout

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