February 12, 2020: "Epistemic Similarities Between Students' Scientific and Supernatural Beliefs."

Updated: Feb 21

In our lab meeting this week we discussed Shtulman's (2013) paper, which compared undergraduate students' scientific and supernatural beliefs in respect to their perceived confidence, consensus, means of justification, and openness to revision. Based on his findings, Shtulman suggests that adults' scientific beliefs are qualitatively similar to their supernatural beliefs.


Shtulman, A. (2013). Epistemic Similarities Between Students' Scientific and Supernatural Beliefs. journal of Educational Psychology, 105(1), 199-212.



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