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Magic and the Mind: Mechanisms, Functions, and Development of Magical Thinking and Behavior

Eugene Subbotsky

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393873
eISBN:
9780199776979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393873.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In children, magical thinking has traditionally been viewed as an immature form of thinking that is destined to diminish with age. With some exceptions, the study of magical thinking and magical ... More


Disciplinary Perspectives on New Religious Movements: Views from the Humanities and Social Sciences

John A. Saliba

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the methods and theories proposed by four major disciplines to understand the presence of new religious movements in the West. It first describes the psychological approach, ... More


Education or Indoctrination?: Conservative Female Activism in the Los Angeles Public Schools

Michelle M. Nickerson

in Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a series of educational battles in the early 1950s that reveal the step-by-step process of how political ideas germinated in the fabric of women's everyday lives. Starting ... More


New World Order Conspiracies II: A World of Black Helicopters

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

New World Order theory claimed to provide an overarching explanation for contemporary politics by fitting all events into a single scenario: a diabolically clever and unscrupulous secret organization ... More


Introduction: Language Corruption, and Rocking the Boat

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four could well be seen as an example of the science-fictional sub-genre of the enclosed universe story. In these the reader is simultaneously aware ... More


Brainwashing in Britain: Korean War prisoners of war

Grace Huxford

in The Korean War in Britain: Citizenship, selfhood and forgetting

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526118950
eISBN:
9781526138958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118950.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter starts by examining the experiences and treatment of British POWs in Korea before exploring how they were regarded by British society upon their return. This chapter traces the broader ... More


Aristotle in the Cold War: On the Origins of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

George A. Reisch

in Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty: Reflections on a Science Classic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226317038
eISBN:
9780226317175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317175.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter contextualizes Kuhn’s early thinking about science and philosophy in the first years of the cold war and, in particular, his formative “Aristotle experience,” his sudden realization that ... More


Purify the Mind and Clarify the Vision: Ordeal and Aftermath

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Ranga Rao notes the year of disaster in Narayan’s life—1939, the year his wife Rajam passed away. The period that followed, of over five years, was replete with loneliness; this ... More


Neural and Environmental Modulation of Motivation: What’s the Moral Difference?

Thomas Douglas

in Treatment for Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198758617
eISBN:
9780191818530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758617.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Interventions that modify a person’s motivations through chemically or physically influencing the brain seem morally objectionable, at least when they are performed nonconsensually. This chapter ... More


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