Deception Self Deception Superstition and Coincidence- Essay Plan

Here's an essay plan on the subject of deception, self-deception, superstition and coincidence. Use it if you want, I chose these studies/explanations as they had the most to write on. When writing essays in psych remember about breadth and dept, 200 words approx for AO1 and 400 approx for AO2/3.

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Deception, Self-Deception, Superstition and Coincidence

1. Deception- act of making someone believe something that is not true. Evolution-
Pinker important to distinguish between the function of paranormal beliefs for the
believer and the function for those in power (priests), evolved because the power it
gave to leaders- Machiavellian Intelligence. Difficult…

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after death due to evidence of ghosts instead of that just being it when you die.
Consequently, paranormal beliefs and thereby self-deception actually cheer you up
by inventing happier alternatives.

9. Critical Point 1: There is strong support for the behaviourist explanation into the
psychology of superstition. Skinner looked at…

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