Welcome to the homepage of Research on Everyday Thinking. Our main focus is on superstitious, magical, paranormal, and supernatural beliefs in their many forms. We focus especially on the following questions:
- Dual process theories and the role of intuition and analytical thinking on the beliefs
- Conceptual analysis of superstition, magical, paranormal, and supernatural beliefs. What are these beliefs, what if anything distinguishes them from each other, and how do they differ from other beliefs?
- Core knowledge confusions about physical, biological, and psychological phenomena
- Relationships between intuitive and scientific construals of basic physical, biological, and psychological phenomena.
- What motivates people to use alternative medicine?
To address these issues, we utilize computerized tasks, questionnaires, psychological tests, and brain study methods.
Yliluonnollinen? Paranormaali? Taikausko? Magia? Tieteellinen ajattelu? Jos olet kiinnostunut näistä teemoista, olet tervetullut osallistumaan tutkimuksiimme. Lisätietoa tästä.
Last update 22 March 2013