Virginia Insight
3:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Got Karma?

You’re not superstitious, are you? How sure are you about that?

New, Virginia-based research shows that most people are far more concerned about luck and fate than they think they are.

We ask the psychologist behind these findings to demonstrate how most of us go about trying to create “good Karma” for ourselves.

Even when we do not know we are doing it.

Note: This is an encore presentation, originally broadcast Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Benjamin  A. Converse, Ph.D. 
- Social Psychologist.  Lead author - “Investing in Karma:  When wanting promotes helping” (August, 2012: Psychological Science).  Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Psychology at the Batten School of Leadership, University of Virginia.

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