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Titolo:
The effect of superstitious belief on performance following an unsolvable problem
Autore:
Dudley, RT;
Indirizzi:
Tarleton State Univ, Dept Psychol, Stephenville, TX 76402 USA Tarleton State Univ Stephenville TX USA 76402 Stephenville, TX 76402 USA
Titolo Testata:
PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
fascicolo: 6, volume: 26, anno: 1999,
pagine: 1057 - 1064
SICI:
0191-8869(199906)26:6<1057:TEOSBO>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LEARNED HELPLESSNESS; PARANORMAL BELIEF; CRITIQUE; SCALE; FAILURE; HUMANS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
28
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Dudley, RT Tarleton State Univ, Dept Psychol, Stephenville, TX 76402 USA Tarleton State Univ Stephenville TX USA 76402 le, TX 76402 USA
Citazione:
R.T. Dudley, "The effect of superstitious belief on performance following an unsolvable problem", PERS INDIV, 26(6), 1999, pp. 1057-1064

Abstract

Two experiments investigated the hypothesis that performance is not impaired following instances of uncontrollability when superstitious beliefs are invoked. In Experiment 1, undergraduates worked on an anagrams task following exposure to either a solvable or unsolvable word puzzle. Level of superstitious belief was assessed using Tobacyk's (1988) revised Paranormal Belief Scale. Following the unsolvable problem, students with a high level of superstitious belief solved more anagrams than students with a low level of superstitious belief. In Experiment 2, level of superstitious belief was assessed both before and after working on a solvable or unsolvable puzzle. Reported level of superstitious belief increased following exposure to unsolvable, but not solvable problems. These studies support the hypothesis that participants invoke superstitious beliefs during instances of uncontrollability, which may prevent or interrupt subsequent performance impairment. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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