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Very superstitious: For luck or out of fear, superstitions are common

Do you avoid black cats and hide on Friday the 13th? Or maybe you knock on wood and carry a rabbit's foot. If you answered yes, then you are superstitious. But why?

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, Halloween

Why we love and believe in superstitions

Holding on to these bits of folk lore gives us a sense of control says Stuart Vyse, a psychology professor at Connecticut College and author of "Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition"

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:38pm EST

Tags: Stuart Vyse

It's Friday the 13th. What did you avoid? #SillySuperstition

Since time immemorial, people have convinced themselves that all sorts of otherwise harmless activities could bring them bad luck.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 01:25pm EST

Tags: Friday the 13th,