Most people’s faith in signs has more than once become the subject of researches of scientists. So, a group of psychologists at Harvard University set out to find out why virtually every person is subject to superstition to varying degrees. After conducting a special study, they revealed that belief in signs is an integral part of the adaptive behavior of all people who want to explain for themselves the complex phenomena of the surrounding world.
And the signs themselves directly affect the mood of a person, causing him to subconsciously expect events that were “predicted to him over”. That is, people psychologically tune into a positive or negative wave, and often get exactly what they expected.
Scientists from the University of London have also seriously approached the study of the problem of people’s belief in signs. After surveying more than 5,000 Britons, Professor Stella McGuire came to an interesting and rather unexpected conclusion: superstitious people live much longer than their sceptical fellow human beings. respondents over the age of 90 have taken signs, superstitions and predictions seriously during their lifetimes. Among people over 80 years of age these were 93%.
This has led scholars to think that belief in signs causes a person to be more careful and circumspect, allows him to carefully consider his own actions and actions. In addition, superstitions prepare people for possible failure, reliably protecting them from stress and guilt for an unfortunate outcome.