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What superstition is

Superstition can be described as the belief in supernatural forces, such as fate, to describe unpredictable factors. Psychologists found that superstition comes from the assumption...

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The science of superstition – and why people believe in the unbelievable

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  • Some superstitious beliefs help promote a positive mental attitude, although they can lead to irrational decisions, such as trusting in good luck and destiny rather than sound decision makin...

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Superstition is also prevalent within sport. It has been shown to reduce tension and provide a sense of control over unpredictable factors.

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While superstitions can provide reassurance and help reduce anxiety in some people, research has shown that it can also become self-reinforcing, meaning the behavior develops into a habit, ...

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