ERIC Number: EJ318803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Magical Thinking in Formal Operational Adults.
Lesser, R.; Paisner, M.
Human Development, v28 n2 p57-70 Mar-Apr 1985
Female adult members of a spiritual community denying the existence of chance were matched by age and educational level with adult female nonmembers. Level of development of logical operations and causal belief systems were assessed. Findings indicate that personally charged, magical concepts of causality can develop into maturity and exist simultaneously with logic. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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