8 - Cognitive Dev cont. 5.Davis and Boles' study of...

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Cognitive Dev cont. 5.Davis and Boles’ study of southeastern psychic “readers”: customers are often stigmatized as irrational, uncritical, ignorant, or gullible. Readers are often labeled charlatans. In our study of a small nonrepresentative sample of southeastern fortunetellers: a.none believed they had psychic powers b.all had an occupational ideology, including the belief they provided a practical service worth the fees c.they cooperated with authorities d.some had a symbiotic relationship with medicine e.all had formulas for cold readings f.exploitation? 6.Most labeling of cognitive deviance has been in the religious realm, especially when cog was tied to condemned behavior (e.g., the persecution of alleged witches and witchcraft; Heaven’s Gate and group suicide; when people filled with hateful beliefs act on those beliefs and commit hate crimes). 7.The case of the Shakers http://www.folkstreams.net/film,84 The Shakers believed: *Ann Lee, their leader, was the second coming of Christ
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