The Resource The paranormal : who believes, why they believe, and why it matters, Erich Goode

The paranormal : who believes, why they believe, and why it matters, Erich Goode

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The paranormal : who believes, why they believe, and why it matters
Title
The paranormal
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who believes, why they believe, and why it matters
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Erich Goode
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Language
eng
Summary
Presents a sociological study on the belief in the paranormal, presenting profiles of believers, discussion about the persistence of their belief despite scientific evidence, and the effects of these beliefs on political and social movements
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DLC
Dewey number
130
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1031
LC item number
.G66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The paranormal : who believes, why they believe, and why it matters, Erich Goode
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The paranormal : who believes, why they believe, and why it matters, Erich Goode
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-324) and index
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nc
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Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1. Introduction -- 1. Paranormal beliefs: an introduction -- The popularity of paranormal thinking -- Paranormalism vis-à-vis scientific thinking -- Are scientists always right? -- Sociologists as scientists, sociologists versus scientists -- Student account : Crystal Jiminez -- 2. Looking at paranormalism -- Approaches to paranormal beliefs -- Why study paranormalism? -- Etic versus emic, ontology versus epistemology -- Student account : Nicole Prisco -- Student account : Tina Contorno -- 3. Scientific thinking -- Probabilities versus absolutes -- Uncommon versus common sense -- Uniformitarianism versus the exceptional case -- Falsifiability -- Teleology -- The paranormalist replies -- Student account : Chris Dlugozima -- Student account : Zaira Luz Serrano
  • pt. 2. Paranormal belief systems -- 4. Astrology and psychic predictions -- Astrological readings -- Psychic predictions -- Was Nostradamus psychic? -- The Forer Effect -- Anonymous account : astrology -- 5. Creationism -- Why do scientists deny the Genesis Origin account? -- Do scientists believe in God? -- Do evolutionists believe in God? -- Epistemology -- Creationists : a sociological portrait -- Creationists view evolution -- Account : Kurt P. Wise : a geologist chooses to believe in the creation -- 6. Parapsychology: beliefs in psi -- Is psi a paranormal phenomenon? -- Practical applications of psi -- Research on psi -- Parapsychology as a deviant science -- Account : Robert A. McConnell : how I became a parapsychologist -- 7. UFOs are real -- A brief pre-Roswell history of UFOs -- Scientists and the public look at UFOs -- Are UFOs real? -- Why alien craft? -- The incident at Roswell -- Alien abductions -- Account : interview with Steven
  • pt 3. Institutional connections. 8. Religion and paranormalism. Religious paranormal beliefs ; Paranormalism and religion : some parallels ; Correlations between religious and paranormal beliefs ; Student account : Amanda Bowcock -- 9. Paranormalism in the media. Are paranormal beliefs influenced by the media? ; Paranormalism in film ; Supermarket tabloids, folklore, and urban legends ; Paranormalism in the media : a summary -- 10. Paranormalism in politics and social movements. Conspiracy theories ; The paranormal basis of American Indian prehistory ; The nation of Islam ; Creationism as a paranormal social movement -- 11. Why paranormalism? Changing the way we think? ; Why do people believe in science? ; Paranormalism as entertainment ; Populism ; Cognitive biases and heuristics ; Compartmentalization ; Conclusion ; Student account : Soona Kim ; Student account : Phil Salamacha
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Extent
335 pages
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9781616144913
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2011032749
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