2006'6, p.85
Saenko Yu. V.
Psychological aspects of studying superstitions

The author describes superstitions as a psychological phenomenon, analyzing existing scientific theories and methods of investigation and providing several definitions of the notion. The paper summarizes psychological data on differences between mythological and logical thinking, focusing on studying the affective motivational aspect of superstitions as the most fully reflecting the sense of the phenomenon. Theoretical statements are illustrated by the author's own findings.