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Anthropology in Practice

Why is American Folklore Overrun with Phantom Hitchhikers?

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Jerry was driving home late one night when he saw a young lady waiting by a bus stop. He stopped his car and told her that he didn’t think the buses were running so late at night and offered her a ride. The fall night air was getting chilly, so he took off his jacket [...]

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Bering in Mind

Imaginary Presidents and Imaginary Gods: The Real “Empty Chair Effect”

If you were to have told me just last week that one of my psychology experiments would soon be brought to life on stage by none other than Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention, all to the fêted laughter and applause of tens of millions of people who, in the true spirit of literalism for [...]

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