When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group That Predicted the Destruction of the World is a classic work of social psychology by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter which studied a small UFO religion in Chicago called the Seekers that believed in an imminent apocalypse and its coping mechanisms after the event did not occur. Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance can account for the psychological consequences of disconfirmed expectations. One of the first published cases of dissonance was reported in this book.

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  • L'Échec d'une prophétie (titre original : When Prophecy Fails) est un essai américain considéré comme un classique de la psychologie sociale qui parut en 1956. Les auteurs, Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken et Stanley Schachter, ont cherché à analyser comment les individus réagissaient à la suite de la réfutation d'une croyance à laquelle ils adhéraient fortement. Pour cela ils ont suivi le parcours d'un groupe d'ufologistes persuadés de l'imminence de la fin du monde. (fr)
  • When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group That Predicted the Destruction of the World is a classic work of social psychology by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter which studied a small UFO religion in Chicago called the Seekers that believed in an imminent apocalypse and its coping mechanisms after the event did not occur. Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance can account for the psychological consequences of disconfirmed expectations. One of the first published cases of dissonance was reported in this book. (en)
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  • 0-06-131132-4
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  • 253 (xsd:integer)
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  • 217969
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  • 1956-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Book cover, 1964 edition.
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  • Harper-Torchbooks
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  • L'Échec d'une prophétie (titre original : When Prophecy Fails) est un essai américain considéré comme un classique de la psychologie sociale qui parut en 1956. Les auteurs, Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken et Stanley Schachter, ont cherché à analyser comment les individus réagissaient à la suite de la réfutation d'une croyance à laquelle ils adhéraient fortement. Pour cela ils ont suivi le parcours d'un groupe d'ufologistes persuadés de l'imminence de la fin du monde. (fr)
  • When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group That Predicted the Destruction of the World is a classic work of social psychology by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter which studied a small UFO religion in Chicago called the Seekers that believed in an imminent apocalypse and its coping mechanisms after the event did not occur. Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance can account for the psychological consequences of disconfirmed expectations. One of the first published cases of dissonance was reported in this book. (en)
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  • When Prophecy Fails (en)
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