Belief in lunar effects on human behavior

Psychol Rep. 1995 Feb;76(1):32-4. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1995.76.1.32.


Questionnaires sent to 325 people indicated that 140 people (43%) held the personal belief that lunar phenomena alter individual behavior. Specifically, mental health professionals (social workers, master's clinical psychologists, nurses' aides, LPNs) held this belief more strongly than other occupational groups.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Middle Aged
  • Moon*
  • Public Opinion*
  • Social Behavior*