The role of magical thinking in forecasting the future

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Date: Feb. 2017
From: British Journal of Psychology(Vol. 108, Issue 1)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 60 words

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The role of magical thinking in the subjective probabilities of future lucky and unfortunate chance events is explored through experiments. These experiments show that individuals tend to predict a more lucky future for someone who happened to purchase a product associated with a highly moral person than for someone who unknowingly purchased a product associated with a highly immoral person.

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