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The psychology behind superstitions

Stevie Wonder says if you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer. So how are you feeling this Friday the 13th? Unlucky? University of Chicago Booth School of Business associate professor Jane Risen wrote a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Review about research behind the psychology underlying superstitions and magical thinking. She explains why we all believe things that we know can’t be true.

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