Title

Underlining superstitious beliefs within mathematical patterns

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Joel Alexander

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Superstition is something that many rely on during their everyday life to bring good or back luck or even achievement with items such as lucky charms or common sayings. While most look in to the correlation with competitiveness, others have even looked along the lines of the correlation of pattern detection or hyper-active agency detection device. In this study I will be looking at the correlation of superstitious beliefs and pattern detection in mathematical equations. I am curious as to if those who are more superstitious beliefs will be able to pick up on patterns easier and faster in mathematical equations.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Underlining superstitious beliefs within mathematical patterns

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Superstition is something that many rely on during their everyday life to bring good or back luck or even achievement with items such as lucky charms or common sayings. While most look in to the correlation with competitiveness, others have even looked along the lines of the correlation of pattern detection or hyper-active agency detection device. In this study I will be looking at the correlation of superstitious beliefs and pattern detection in mathematical equations. I am curious as to if those who are more superstitious beliefs will be able to pick up on patterns easier and faster in mathematical equations.