These findings were uncharacteristic, particularly in the case of the ASGS
measure, given that paranormal belief is a noted correlate of psi performance (see Lawrence, 1993).
Given that the experimenter was directly involved in testing participants, the experimenter was administered the ASGS
(sheep = high ASGS
score; goat = low ASGS
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Significant positive correlations were found between measures of conspiracy theory endorsement (general attitudes to conspiracy theories, CT; OE and AE), measures of paranormal belief (R-PBS, ASGS
, and UL), and reality testing (IPO-RT).
Table 2 Correlations Between Scores on Questionnaires and Response Differences to Target versus Nontarget Objects as Well (is the Hit Rate ASGS ASGS
QER index Participant 1 Participant 2 r (df) p r (df) p r (df) p dpHR -.
After Run 4, P was administered the PATS and ASGS
, in that order.
(Thalbourne & Delin, 1993) is a Rasch-scaled questionnaire with 16 items relating to belief in psi phenomena.
Thus, beliefs in, and alleged experiences of, "ESP," were related to the Kundalini Scale, and to much the same extent as beliefs in, and alleged experiences of, "PK," a finding which is consistent with the fact that the Rasch ASGS
is unidimensional--that is, a single dimension underlies both ESP and PK items.
data are then top-down purified to eliminate age and gender bias from the scale (Lange & Thalbourne, 2002), and this procedure alters the scoring range and mean.
The 18-item ASGS
, with a 5-point Likert scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree, was also completed.
The mean ASGS
belief score for receivers in this sample was 44.
The sample may be thought of as somewhat sceptical (mean ASGS
score = 48.