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When Prophecy Fails
     

When Prophecy Fails

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by Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, Stanley Schachter
 

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2011 reprint of 1956 First edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. When Prophecy Fails [1956] is a classic text in social psychology authored by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter. It chronicles the experience of a UFO cult that believed the end of the world was at hand. In effect, it is a

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2011 reprint of 1956 First edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. When Prophecy Fails [1956] is a classic text in social psychology authored by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter. It chronicles the experience of a UFO cult that believed the end of the world was at hand. In effect, it is a social and psychological study of a modern group that predicted the destruction of the world, and the adjustments made when the prediction failed to materialize. "The authors have done something as laudable as it is unusual for social psychologists. They espied a fleeting social movement important to a line of research they were interested in and took after it. They recruited a team of observers, joined the movement, and watched it from within under great difficulties until its crisis came and went. Their report is of interest as much for the method as for the substance."-Everett C. Hughes, The American Journal of Sociology.

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ISBN-13:
9781617202803
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
02/25/2011
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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When Prophecy Fails 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd like to know the reasons people react this way. Is the instinct in humans to deny they were wrong so strong that they will ignore obvious and undeniable facts?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring