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The first experiment found a significant correlation between psi task success and the Perceived Personal Luckiness and Luck subscales of the QBL (both r =.
The final item is a measure of Perceived Personal Luckiness, scored according to the same scale, resulting in a score which can range from 1 to 7.
Subjects were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The TAS subscale of the Zuckerman Sensation Seeking Scale (Form V), the Garant Self-Confidence Scale, the Australian Sheep-Goat Scale, the Wise- man Luckiness Questionnaire, the Solitaire Questionnaire, and the Spielberger State Anxiety Scale, in that order.
Wanting to get a high score in solitaire was negatively correlated with Wiseman's Luckiness Questionnaire, [r.
Therefore, we included a luckiness questionnaire to explore whether perceived luckiness would relate to nonintentional psi.
The first question of this scale asks people to indicate their perceived luckiness, the second their perceived unluckiness.
Researchers have already begun to explore the connection between luckiness and psi (for a review, see Smith, Wiseman, Machin, Harris, & Joiner, 1997).
Two postal questionnaire studies have compared perceived luckiness with confidence of a win on the UK National Lottery, actual lottery playing behavior, and actual lottery success, the latter of which may of course be an indicator of psi performance (Smith, Wiseman, and Harris, 1997).
Greene (1960) investigated whether or not perceived luckiness correlated with psi performance.
More recently, Broughton (1979) carried out a pilot study in which he administered the Greene Luck Questionnaire to participants undertaking a computerized micro-PK task and found a significant positive correlation between luckiness and PK scores, although this correlation was nonsignificant in confirmatory data.