Why do people do weird things?

Why do people do weird things?

Human behaviour often appears to be maladaptive, pointless, ineffective for its expressed purpose, and even completely absurd. In this talk Michael Heap will examine, with the aid of demonstrations and videos, some examples of odd behaviour that is based on unusual and paranormal ideas and beliefs. These will include healing practices, dowsing, hypnosis, and communication with "the spirit world."

Michael Heap is a clinical forensic psychologist and a founding member of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry (ASKE) as well as its current Chairman and Secretary.


Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:00


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