This question is part of what bruce hood discusses in his book supersense appropriately subtitled why we believe in the unbelievable hood is a psychologist by trade and this book is an investigation into why we persistently believe in things for which we have no evidence. Bruce m hood supersense why we believe in the unbelievable april 17 2009 bruce m hood is chair of the cognitive development center in the experimental psychology department at the university of bristol. Supersense why we believe in the unbelievable by bruce m hood in an account chock full of real world examples reinforced by experimental research hoods marvelous book is an important contribution to the psychological literature that is revealing the actuality of our very irrational human nature. Supersense why we believe in the unbelievable a lecture by prof bruce hood where do we humans get our supernatural beliefs from it seems obvious to many that children are gullible and believe what they are told. A neuroscientist identifies a high prevalence of belief in supernatural phenomena and superstition while explaining why people are innately subject to such beliefs in an account that explores why superstitions promote societal bonding
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