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Everyone ? even the most jaded and sceptical ? believes in ?magic?, in the form of luck, mind over matter, the power of similarities, jinxes, and destiny. In this wonderful exploration of psychology, Matthew Hutson takes us on a fascinating tour of magical thinking in everyday life, revealing the healing power of John Lennon?s piano; the reason gamblers kiss their tickets; and why admitting you have no free will staves off addiction.
?This book is a remarkably creative synthesis of the science behind magical thinking, threaded through with a very personal narrative that engaged the reader.?( BBC Focus)
Buchbeschreibung Oneworld Publications Jan 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 199x130x23 mm. Neuware - Drawing on evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience, former Psychology Today editor and science writer Hutson explores how the idea of magic permeates the way humans think - from the good luck charm to the paralyzing fear of death. 304 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781851689576