Learn CAMH Library: Halloween Research Treats

Published on October 31st, 2017 | from CAMH Education

CAMH Library: Halloween Research Treats

By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library

Happy Halloween [aka The Most Wonderful Time of the Year–Ed.] ! See below for a grab bag of Halloween-related research!

Gangsters, Pranksters, and the Invention of Trick-or-Treating, 1930-1960, by Samira Kawash
From the American Journal of Play

Halloween is Not Scary to Young Kids; It’s Beneficial, by Jacqueline Woolley
From the University of Texas at Austin

Halloween Provides a Look into Human Psychology
From National Public Radio

Halloween’s Secret Walking Benefits, by Christine Voss and Amanda Frazer
From the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, University of British Columbia

Hauntings, Homeopathy, and the Hopkinsville Goblins: Using Pseudoscience to Teach Scientific Thinking, by Rodney Schmaltz and Scott O. Lilienfeld
From the journal Frontiers in Psychology

  • Discusses how to teach scientific skepticism, so students approach topics with an open mind, and a willingness to accept only those that have survived scrutiny in rigorous scientific tests.
    Access at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24860520

Happy haunting!



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