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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  - Stringy - Goodreads

This report on cognitive dissonance was the beginning of the shift in psychology from Behaviourism to Cognitivism in the USA. The researchers observed a group expecting spacemen to pick them up before ... 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  - Tom - Goodreads

A fascinating and ambitious study but I can't really accept its conclusions because the method of study was so invasive. I mean let's work this out, we've got a cult of maybe a dozen people, six or ... 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  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

What an interesting topic! An American cult claims the end of the world is immiment and sets the date. The date comes...and goes. What happens to the members of the cult? Festinger et al. insinuated ... 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  - Alex - Goodreads

When Prophecy Fails is an interesting, if imperfect, look at cognitive dissonance in movements that experience disconfirmation of belief -- to put it another way, what happens when prophecies fail ... Read full review


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