Do you avoid black cats and hide on Friday the 13th? Or maybe you knock on wood and carry a rabbit\’s foot. If you answered yes, then you are superstitious. But why?
Holding on to these bits of folk lore gives us a sense of control says Stuart Vyse, a psychology professor at Connecticut College and author of \”Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition\”
Since time immemorial, people have convinced themselves that all sorts of otherwise harmless activities could bring them bad luck.