Supersense: why we believe in the unbelievable

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“In an account chock full of real-world examples reinforced by experimental research, Hood’s marvelous book is an important contribution to the psychological literature that is revealing the actuality of our very irrational human nature.” —Science

In the vein of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, Mary Roach’s Spook, and Dan Ariely’sPredictably Irrational, The Science of Superstition uses hard science to explain pervasive irrational beliefs and behaviors: from the superstitious rituals of sports stars, to the depreciated value of houses where murders were committed, to the adoration of Elvis.

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table_of_contents What secret do John McEnroe and David Beckham share? -- Could you wear a killer's cardigan? -- Who created creationism? -- Blooming, buzzing babies -- Mind reading 101 -- Freak accidents -- Would you willingly receive a heart transplant from a murderer? -- Why do traveling salesmen sleep with teddy bears? -- The biology of belief -- Would you let your wife sleep with Robert Redford?
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title Supersense : why we believe in the unbelievable
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