Magical Thinking: Are You a Believer?

Everyone wishes for something. And lots of people believe they know how to make their wishes come true with magical thinking. What is it? "Magical thinking is a belief in forms of causation, with no known physical basis," said Professor Emily Pronin of Princeton. "So, for example, there's no known physical basis for how carrying a fluffy pink rabbit's foot in your pocket is going to increase your odds of winning the lottery." For magical thinkers, it's more about the power of their wishes,...Full Story
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