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Dreading Friday the 13th: How Cognitive Science Explains Superstition

Friday 13 April

Friday the 13th is the most superstitious date on the calendar, and many people still feel a vague sense of unease when making plans for that particular day. Superstition is alive and well, but why are so many people still superstitious? Could it be something to do with the natural way in which human minds work? Is being superstitious harmless or can it even be beneficial? Join psychologist Dr Stuart Wilson to investigate these questions, offering a journey through the psychology behind our superstitious beliefs.

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