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“Yahoo Lifestyle” featured psychology professor Terence Hines in “Ghost ‘sightings,’ as explained by science”

That’s true in many situations, adds Terence Hines, a professor of psychology at Pace University who’s interested in “why people believe things that aren’t true,” particularly on the many popular ghost hunter shows. “People go into what they expect to be a haunted house — and that word ‘expect’ is really important here,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “So, if anything happens — if you feel a little chill or a little heat or you feel something in your hair or there’s a little noise or a door creaks — no matter what it is, it’s interpreted as evidence of some kind of paranormal event or haunting. It’s all based on expectations.”

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