Rejoinder to Kelly and Saklofske: to explain and to explain away

Author: Smithers, A., Professor
Abstract: Kelly’s and Saklofske’ crilticism of Smithers’ 1981 study are examined and it is suggeseted that they have not fully appreciated the argument presented: that astrology may be an unwitting source of self knowledge. Since people vary in their knoweldge of astrology and of themselves, it is not surpprising that the apparent sun sign correlations should not emerge in all studies. Further data are presented to show that it is extremely unlikely that the patterns described in Smithers’ study were produced by some weakness or artefact in the measuring technique. lt is important to establish whether the apparent astrological effects on self image are transient or nt. This is currently being investigated.
Keywords: Astrology, time of year of birth, sun sign, self image, personality measurement
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research into Astrology
Issue: Volume 2 Issue 1
Dated: June 1982
Pages: Pages 22 – 27

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