31 oct. 2014

Unknown Country Halloween Week: The Secret of Superstition




Do black cats, bats and witches have you on the run not just at Halloween but year-round? Do you always avoid walking under ladders and stepping on sidewalk cracks?



These behaviors can all be linked to a strong belief that has been embedded in human history -- superstitions, according to a Kansas State University professor.



Don Saucier, associate professor of psychology, said superstitions are behaviors that people perform in an attempt to affect or control their future. Superstitious behaviors are a way people think they can control their fate by performing certain tasks in a certain way to either help alleviate anxiety or to simply better their chances in a certain situation.



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