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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  - Chad Kettner - Goodreads

In 1954 Leon Festinger, an experimental social psychologist, invented and tested the theory of cognitive dissonance. "Cognitive Dissonance" is today a recognized term for having a state of mind which ... 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  - Reed - Goodreads

Randomly, this ended up being the first psychology book I ever read. Fascinating study done by undercover psychologists who managed to infiltrate an ET-worshipping cult (akin to scientology) and chart ... 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  - Isidore - Goodreads

As a glimpse into the largely unknown world of Eisenhower era mysticism, the book is fascinating. As an exemplification of cognitive dissonance, it is pretty much a failure. Festinger & Co.'s ... 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  - Robert - Goodreads

The book is excellent, but there has to be a very large caveat. "When" is a true story written in detail about a group of people who believed that the United States would be deluged by a flood on ... 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

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

User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

Fascinating account of the way our brains work. What happens when a belief we hold is clearly disproved? This psychologist group investigates a case study example. Scholarly, yet easily readable. A good read on cognitive dissonance. 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  - R. - Goodreads

Being a psychology nerd, I picked this book up during the May 21st rapture scare at the suggestion of an NPR article I read one morning because I wanted to see what happens to people who have faith in ... 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  - Marita - Goodreads

Bryn really wanted me to read this book and after the controversial Betrayal book I was ready. Very interesting and entertaining story, but since it is an actual case study it was not very enjoyable ... Read full review


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