Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens / Edition 1

Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens / Edition 1

by Susan A. Clancy
     
 

How could anyone believe he or she was abducted by aliens? Or want to believe it? Clancy argues that abductees are sane and intelligent people who have unwittingly created vivid false memories from a mélange of nightmares, culturally available texts, and a powerful drive for meaning that science is unable to satisfy. This book is not only a subtle exploration… See more details below

Overview

How could anyone believe he or she was abducted by aliens? Or want to believe it? Clancy argues that abductees are sane and intelligent people who have unwittingly created vivid false memories from a mélange of nightmares, culturally available texts, and a powerful drive for meaning that science is unable to satisfy. This book is not only a subtle exploration of the workings of memory, but a sensitive inquiry into the nature of belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674024014
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2007
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
899,520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Susan A. Clancy is a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at Harvard University and a Visiting Professor at INCAE, the Central American Institute for Business Administration.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. How Do You Wind Up Studying Aliens?

2. How Do People Come To Believe They Were Abducted by Aliens?

3. Why Do I Have Memories If It Didn't Happen?

4. Why Are Abduction Stories So Consistent?

5. Who Gets Abducted?

6. If It Didn't Happen, Why Would I Want To Believe It Did?

Notes

Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >