Variables related to belief in paranormal phenomena
The purpose of the present study was to add to or take away from the support provided for three hypotheses (Cognitive Deficits Hypothesis, Social Marginality Hypothesis, and Worldview Hypothesis) formed regarding belief in paranormal phenomena. Participants (N = 55) filled out the Revised Sheep Goat Scale and a demographics questionnaire. No significant difference between means for women and for men in generalized paranormal belief was found. For all subjects, there was also no significant correlation found between scores on extent of religious belief and generalized paranormal belief. Further, significant correlations were found between generalized paranormal belief and the three sub-scales measuring paranormal experience. Also, significant correlations between scores on belief in life after death and belief in healing power and generalized Psi belief were found. All hypotheses were supported, suggesting supplementary support for the Worldview Hypothesis.
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Shirkey, Edwin C.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences;
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Castellanos, Karen A., "Variables related to belief in paranormal phenomena" (2003). HIM 1990-2015. 322.