Case Studies for Teaching Social Psychology

PSYCHOLOGIST'S. TOOLBOX. 2.1. CRUCIAL. EXPERIMENTS: WHO'S. TALKING. NOW? The. Social. Situation. Ouija boards are spooky stuff, right? No one seems to be in charge, yet fingers slide a pointing device toward letters that form words and ...

Author: Thomas Heinzen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544393544

Category: Psychology

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What captivates learners and interests them in studying social psychology? In Case Studies for Teaching Social Psychology, Tom Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend use brief, entertaining case stories to further enhance the historical context, evolution of, and challenges to major theories within the field. By employing a mix of unique, contemporary research and hallmark studies to illustrate classic concepts, Heinzen and Goodfriend steer students to explore new, meaningful ways of thinking about and connecting with foundational course concepts. In turn, this approach facilitates engaged conversation and deeper critical thinking both in and outside of the classroom.

Psychology of a Medium

Have you ever wondered why some people are still sufficiently fascinated with the Ouija board, and ignore all stern warnings about its use? This surely must be down to ignorance of the very broad implications.

Author: Billy Roberts

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780993966

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Psychology of a Medium is a look at the paranormal from two very different perspectives, with a consideration of the sceptics as well as the devotees of the paranormal. It explores the implications and advantages of the paranormal, posing the all-important question: 'Why are the majority of people so fascinated with the subject?' The author looks at the so-called 'Haunted House' phenomenon and the psychological factors behind those with an interest in the subject. Psychology of a Medium contains anecdotal evidence as well as the author’s own experience and considers 'fake' as well as genuine mediums, with an analysis of various styles and techniques.

Case Studies in Social Psychology

Facilitated Communication and the Ouija Board Self Ouija boards are spooky stuff, right? No one seems to be in charge, yet fingers on a sliding device are somehow directed to indicate one letter after another.

Author: Thomas Heinzen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544308890

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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In Case Studies in Social Psychology: Critical Thinking and Application, Thomas Heinzen and Wind Goodfriend use brief, entertaining case stories to illustrate the historical context and evolution of major theories within the field of social psychology. By employing a unique mix of contemporary research and hallmark studies, Heinzen and Goodfriend encourage students to explore new, meaningful ways of thinking about and connecting with foundational course concepts. In turn, this approach facilitates engaged conversation and deeper critical thinking both in and out of the classroom.

Elsevier s Dictionary of Psychological Theories

The term pseudopsychology is an approach to psychology that employs unscientific, even fraudulent, methods in it ... the sexual organs during sexual activity); Ouija board (belief that a special board painted with letters and numbers, ...

Author: J.E. Roeckelein

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008046064X

Category: Psychology

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In attempting to understand and explain various behaviour, events, and phenomena in their field, psychologists have developed and enunciated an enormous number of ‘best guesses’ or theories concerning the phenomenon in question. Such theories involve speculations and statements that range on a potency continuum from ‘strong’ to ‘weak’. The term theory, itself, has been conceived of in various ways in the psychological literature. In the present dictionary, the strategy of lumping together all the various traditional descriptive labels regarding psychologists ‘best guesses’ under the single descriptive term theory has been adopted. The descriptive labels of principle, law, theory, model, paradigm, effect, hypothesis and doctrine are attached to many of the entries, and all such descriptive labels are subsumed under the umbrella term theory. The title of this dictionary emphasizes the term theory (implying both strong and weak best guesses) and is a way of indication, overall, the contents of this comprehensive dictionary in a parsimonious and felicitous fashion. The dictionary will contain approximately 2,000 terms covering the origination, development, and evolution of various psychological concepts, as well as the historical definition, analysis, and criticisms of psychological concepts. Terms and definitions are in English. *Contains over 2,000 terms covering the origination, development and evolution of various psychological concepts *Covers a wide span of theories, from auditory, cognitive tactile and visual to humor and imagery *An essential resource for psychologists needing a single-source quick reference

Decision Making and Change in Human Affairs

The Ouija board seems to be much more of a mirror to the motives, attitudes, and beliefs of an individual than any laboratory game we have yet encountered. 4. ... And in regard to this illusion, the THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE OUIJA BOARD 155.

Author: H. Jungermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401012768

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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It is only just recently that people have the tools to judge how well they are doing when making decisions. These tools were conceptualized in the seventeenth century. Since then many people have worked to sharpen the concepts, and to explore how these can be applied further. The problems of decision-making and the theory developed correspondingly have drawn the interest of mathematicians, psychologists, statisticians, economists, philosophers, organizational experts, sociologists, not only for their general relevance, but also for a more intrinsic fascination. There are quite a few institutionalized activities to disseminate results and stimulate research in decision-making. For about a decade now a European organizational structure, centered mainly around the psy chological interest in decision-making. There have been conferences in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Uxbridge, Rome and Darmstadt. Conference papers have been partly published+. The organization has thus stabilized, and its re latively long history makes it interesting to see what kind of developments occurred, within the area of interest.

Tales from the Talking Board

In 1913 a woman named Pearl Curran was using a Ouija board when a spirit calling herself Patience Worth made herself known. Patience was a prolific author and communicated a number of books through the Ouija board to Pearl.

Author: Jim Magus


ISBN: 9781312631588



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Who Wrote That Movie

The script was blatantly bad at that point but then goes too far when Claire's psychologist suggests she try to contact the ghost via a Ouija board. I really could not believe what I was reading. Any psychologist who recommends a Ouija ...

Author: Chris Wehner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595292691

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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Before the director or actors can work their magic onscreen a writer, often working alone, faces the blank page and must be the first to create the magic. Yet the writer is usually ignored by critics eager to give credit to the director or sometimes an actor. Not only that, the original vision of the screenwriter rarely makes it to the screen intact-Imagine if your favorite movie could have even been better had that image-conscious actress not demanded changes to the script? The screenplays and movies discussed include: A Beautiful Mind Adaptation Almost Famous Ararat Black Hawk Down Blade 2 Cast Away Catch Me if You Can City by the Sea The Cell Dancer in the Dark Far From Heaven Frailty The Gift Gladiator John Q. Insomnia In the Bedroom Memento MIB2 Minority Report Monster's Ball Ocean's Eleven Panic Room Pay it Forward Pearl Harbor Proof of Life Road to Perdition Signs Spy Game We Were Soldiers Windtalkers Traffic Unbreakable

The Medico legal Journal

To the Vice - Chairman Psychological Section of the MedicoLegal Society of New York : MR . CHAIRMAN : —To such of the Section as are interested in the really singular performances of the Ouija Board I would suggest the expedient of ...

Author: Clark Bell


ISBN: UOM:39015012358316

Category: Medical jurisprudence


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Can Holding in a Fart Kill You

Skeptics do not believe that Ouija boards can contact spirits. Most psychologists think that participants make small, involuntary movements unconsciously and attribute them to paranormal forces. is is known as the ideomotor eect.

Author: Andrew Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781612435077

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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MORE THAN 200 FUN FACTS—FROM BAFFLING AND BIZARRE TO ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING This curious, captivating collection of trivia will surprise and intrigue readers with amazing answers to questions like: •Is Jurassic Park possible? •What causes “the shakes” after drinking a lot of alcohol? •Why do dogs walk in circles before lying down? •What makes popcorn pop? The follow-up to the bestselling What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?, Can Holding in a Fart Kill You? has even more fun and fascinating trivia. Perfect for the ever-curious trivia lover, this book is the ultimate in truly extraordinary information. From silly to serious to outright bizarre, this expansive collection offers surprising answers and unexpected facts on everything from history and science to pop culture and nature. From the everyday to the fantastical—it's all here.

An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience

Strangely enough, while the séance isn't practiced as much as it was before the 1960s—when Ouija boards were still a parlor game and any strange things that occurred didn't seem quite so sinister—there are still plenty of contemporary ...

Author: Tony Jinks

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489169

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 273

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When someone admits to a strange experience, such as witnessing an unidentified flying object, having telepathic hunches, or seeing angels or ghosts, listeners usually explain it away as mistaken perception, intoxication, ignorance, or even mental illness. Though these unsympathetic psychology-based explanations remain the most popular responses to claims of the supernatural, those who use them often have little understanding of what such dismissive “solutions” actually entail. This study offers a balanced and accessible analysis of various explanations for the paranormal. By providing insight into how these theories are applied, or misapplied, to inquiry into the paranormal, it clarifies the relationship between the field of psychology and the supernatural. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A History of Psychology in Ten Questions

It was considered normal to try to contact relatives either through mediums or through other techniques at home such as the ouija board (pronounced weedy or weedjy board). Although some of the early psychologists believed in paranormal ...

Author: Michael Hyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351203012

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This student-friendly book on the history of psychology covers the key historical developments and controversies in all areas of psychology, linking history to the present by focusing on ten conceptual issues that are relevant today. How did psychology become a science, and what kind of science did it become? How do psychologists measure and explain the fact that in some ways everyone is unique? Is psychoanalysis scientific? Why did cognitive science replace behaviorism? This book addresses all these questions and more, covering the whole range of psychology, from neuroscience and artificial intelligence to hermeneutics and qualitative research in the process. Drawing on the author’s experience of how to make the subject interesting for students, the book is structured around ten key questions that engage with all the core areas of psychology and the main schools of thought. Showing how each of the different approaches or paradigms within psychology differ not based on data but on assumptions, Michael Hyland provides an engaging introduction to debates from history and in contemporary society. Including boxed material on hot topics, historical figures, studies/experiments, and quirky facts, this is the ideal book for undergraduate students of psychology taking CHIPS and other history of psychology modules.

Treasury Decisions Under Internal Revenue Laws of the United States

case by consent without a jury , held the plaintiff's ouija boards to be " games ” within the meaning of the following Federal revenue statute , and found for the defendant , ( Revenue act , 1918 , Title IX , sec . 900 , subdiv .

Author: United States. Office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue


ISBN: PRNC:32101067565315

Category: Taxation


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The Psychology Industry Under a Microscope

Ethics committees throughout the states and within the larger organizations of the American Psychological ... All psychological tests and diagnoses are about as accurate as a Ouija Board, i.e., they do not predict behavior and they do ...

Author: David B. Stein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761859628

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

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The Psychology Industry Under a Microscope! explores why psychology treatment efficacy rates are so poor, why psychological testing is unreliable, and why diagnosis is uncertain. This thought-provoking book is essential for any clinician or teacher.

The Outline of Parapsychology

It is commonly accepted that it is a little easier to make use of an ouija board than to directly write. Most of automatists begin their practice by means of an ouija board and then change to pens. The word “ouija” is composed of two ...

Author: Jesse Hong Xiong

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761849452

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 372

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This work of 'systematic parapsychology' aims to construct a framework and system of parapsychology, taking a comprehensive approach to the field. The book states that parapsychology has a different philosophical background from the existing science and religions, and posits that pantheism could be the theoretical basis of parapsychology.

Liber 420

Researchers at “the UBC Visual Cognition Lab, engineering, computer science and psychology have joined forces to see if the movements of a Ouija Board can tell us something about our nonconscious mind” (Worden, 2013).

Author: Chris Bennett

Publisher: TrineDay

ISBN: 9781634242271

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 777

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Although little known, cannabis and other psychoactive plants held a prominent and important role in the Occult arts of Alchemy and Magic, as well as being used in ritual initiations of certain secret societies. Find out about the important role cannabis played in helping to develop modern medicines through alchemical works. Cannabis played a pivotal role in spagyric alchemy, and appears in the works of alchemists such as Zosimos, Avicenna, Llull, Paracelsus, Cardano and Rabelais. Cannabis also played a pivotal role in medieval and renaissance magic and recipes with instructions for its use appear in a number of influential and important grimoires such as the Picatrix, Sepher Raxiel: Liber Salomonis, and The Book of Oberon. Could cannabis be the Holy Grail? With detailed historical references, the author explores the allegations the Templars were influenced by the hashish ingesting Assassins of medieval Islam, and that myths of the Grail are derived from the Persian traditions around the sacred beverage known as haoma, which was a preparation of cannabis,opium and other drugs. Many of the works discussed, have never been translated into English, or published in centuries. The unparalleled research in this volume makes it a potential perennial classic on the subjects of both medieval and renaissance history of cannabis, as well as the role of plants in the magical and occult traditions.

Haunted Aberdeen District

Because the owners had previously held Ouija Board sessions in the house, which they regarded as successful in some way, ESP cautiously agreed to a request to participate in further Ouija Board sessions.

Author: Geoff Holder

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752462387

Category: History

Page: 96

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From reports of haunted castles, hotels, public houses, chapels and churchyards, to heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena, this collection of stories contains both well-known and hitherto unpublished tales from around the city of Aberdeen. This spine-tingling selection includes Fyvie Castle, home to the Green Lady; Aberdeen Central Library, where the ghost of a former librarian still helps customers; the Four Mile Inn, whose staff have heard ghostly footsteps; and His Majesty’s Theatre, said to be haunted by a ghost named Jake, a theatre hand who was killed in a stage accident. Richly illustrated with over seventy-five photographs and ephemera, Haunted Aberdeen is sure to appeal to all those interested in finding out more about Aberdeen’s haunted heritage.

Popular Science

Psychology Explains Much Are the revelation of the ouija board and other modes of automatic writing, then, to be wholly explained in the matter-of-fact terms of psychology? Is it all just a freak of the intricate workings of the human ...





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