Measuring supernatural belief implicitly using the Affect Misattribution Procedure. / Ross, Robert; Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L.; Gervais, Will; Jong, Jonathan; Lanman, Jonathan; McKay, Ryan; Pennycook, Gordon.

In: Religion, Brain & Behavior, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2020, p. 393-406.

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Measuring supernatural belief implicitly using the Affect Misattribution Procedure. / Ross, Robert; Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L.; Gervais, Will; Jong, Jonathan; Lanman, Jonathan; McKay, Ryan; Pennycook, Gordon.

In: Religion, Brain & Behavior, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2020, p. 393-406.

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Ross, R, Brown-Iannuzzi, JL, Gervais, W, Jong, J, Lanman, J, McKay, R & Pennycook, G 2020, 'Measuring supernatural belief implicitly using the Affect Misattribution Procedure', Religion, Brain & Behavior, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 393-406. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2019.1619620

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Ross, R., Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Gervais, W., Jong, J., Lanman, J., McKay, R., & Pennycook, G. (2020). Measuring supernatural belief implicitly using the Affect Misattribution Procedure. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 10(4), 393-406. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2019.1619620

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Ross R, Brown-Iannuzzi JL, Gervais W, Jong J, Lanman J, McKay R et al. Measuring supernatural belief implicitly using the Affect Misattribution Procedure. Religion, Brain & Behavior. 2020;10(4):393-406. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2019.1619620

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Ross, Robert ; Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L. ; Gervais, Will ; Jong, Jonathan ; Lanman, Jonathan ; McKay, Ryan ; Pennycook, Gordon. / Measuring supernatural belief implicitly using the Affect Misattribution Procedure. In: Religion, Brain & Behavior. 2020 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 393-406.

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