Parapsychology, psychology, Science

Are Paranormal Beliefs a Result of Lazy Thinking?

The following article originally appeared on my Psychology Today blog Mysteries of Consciousness on February 15, 2022. In their 2021 New York Times bestseller Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein remark that “belief in ghosts, astrology, and extrasensory perception” is associated with lower Cognitive Reflection Test scores, implying that belief in… Continue reading Are Paranormal Beliefs a Result of Lazy Thinking?

Book Reviews, psychology

You’re Not as Dumb as All That

Perhaps you've read about this experiment from the 1980s: Subjects were told, "Linda is thirty-one years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in antinuclear demonstrations." Then they were asked to estimate which further statement… Continue reading You’re Not as Dumb as All That