Is any explanation better than no explanation? Intolerance of uncertainty and paranormal beliefs

Jason W. Hart1, Candice Sullivan-Sanchez1, Tessa Packer1, Jessica Loveless1
1Department of Psychology, Christopher Newport University, United States
Cite this article:  Hart, J., Sullivan-Sanchez, C., Packer, T., & Loveless, J. (2013). Is any explanation better than no explanation? Intolerance of uncertainty and paranormal beliefs. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 41, 343-344.

Volume 41 Issue 2 | e2575 | Published: March 2013 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2013.41.2.343

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Conditions of uncertainty and anxiety are thought to provide fertile ground for paranormal beliefs to take root and flourish (Shermer, 2011). Few researchers have examined the condition of uncertainty, and, specifically, the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and paranormal beliefs. The purpose in this study was to address this notable omission in the literature.

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