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Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Deva - Goodreads

It's very strange that the human mind works such that when people are proved unequivocally wrong, they find ways to double down on their beliefs. Also going for this book: UFO's, automatic writing, seances, and the apocalypse. Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

What an odd, fascinating book this is! It comes from a time when the social sciences could get away with a lot of things that nowadays would be considered highly unethical -- many of the critiques of ... Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book on so many levels. It's a pioneering example of participant observation - it's an example of participant observation where the observer became part of the experiment. It's an ... Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Bryan Murphy - Goodreads

A classic, and a very timely one, too, with the end of the world approaching yet again. Helps explain why people continue to believe in woo when it never delivers. Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: a Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Christian.scott - Goodreads

I used to take books from the free shelf at a used bookstore, this was a rare gem. It's a very personal account of an earnest atomic-age American cult, told without sensationalism or mockery. Helped me understand a lot of things to do with faith and denial. Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of A Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Nobody could write this book today. The researchers and their graduate students document their undercover penetration of a Apocalypse cult in pitch-perfect, meticulous detail; the only problem is that ... Read full review


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