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Teaching Why So Many of Us Believe in Ghosts

Why So Many of Us Believe in Ghosts

The desire for justice and the belief in some form of supernatural protection address basic human need. Ghosts have long been thought of as vehicles for justice. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his murdered father seeking revenge on his murderer. In Macbeth, meanwhile, the murdered Banquo points an accusing finger at the man responsible for his death.

Anna Stone, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of East London
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How might a person's beliefs and experiences influence what they think of ghosts?


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