While we live in a technologically and scientifically advanced age, superstition is as widespread as ever, perhaps more so. Not limited to athletes and actors, superstitious beliefs are common among people of all occupations, educational backgrounds, and income levels. Why?
Stuart Vyse will discuss the psychological motivations for the enduring appeal of superstitious beliefs, the influence of culture on superstition, and the role of superstition in the economy. Finally, he will discuss alternative ways of coping with the uncertainties of life.