People who were primed to feel like they have little control over their lives were more likely to change their individual views and believe in supernatural or paranormal beings, a new study suggests.
Psychologists from the University of Queensland found that when people felt a lack of control in their lives, they were more likely to believe in the so-called “psychic abilities” of the famous Paul the Octopus, an “octopus oracle” that became famous the 2010 soccer World Cup for correctly “predicting” the winner of all games in the competition.
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