Articles by Marcello Truzzi

Not included here are articles from Subterranean Sociology Newsletter, Explorations, The Zetetic, or Zetetic Scholar.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1966).  Adam Smith and Contemporary Issues in Social Psychology.  Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.  Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 221-224.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1966).  Inequity and Distributive Justice, A Preliminary Investigation.  Cornell Journal of Social Relations, Vol. 1, No. 2, October, pp. 11-23.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1966).  The American Circus as a Source of Folklore: An Introduction.  Southern Folklore Quarterly.  December, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 289-300.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1968).  The Decline of the American Circus: The Shrinkage of an Institution.  In Sociology and Everyday Life edited by Marcello Truzzi, pp. 312-322.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1968).  Folksongs of the American Circus. New York Folklore Quarterly.  September, Vol. 24, No. 3, September, pp. 163-175.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1968).  Lilliputians in Gulliver's Land: The Social Role of the Dwarf.  In Sociology and Everyday Life edited by Marcello Truzzi, pp. 197-211.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1969).  The 100% American Songbag: Conservative Folksongs in America.  Western Folklore.  January, Vol. 28, No. 1, p. 27-40.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1971).  Definition and Dimensions of the Occult: Towards a Sociological Perspective.  Journal of Popular Culture, 5, pp. 635/7-646/18.

Reprinted in On the Margin of the Visible: Sociology, The Esoteric, and the Occult edited by Edward A. Tiryakian, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974, pp. 243-255.
Truzzi, Marcello; & Morris, Scott.  (1971).  Sherlock Holmes as a Social Scientist.  Psychology Today.  December, Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 62-64, 85-86.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1972).  The Occult Revival as Popular Culture: Some Random Observations on the Old and Nouveau Witch.  Sociological Quarterly, 13, pp. 16-36.

Excerpted in On the Margin of the Visible: Sociology, The Esoteric, and the Occult edited by Edward A. Tiryakian, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974, pp. 215-222.
Reprinted in Sociology for Pleasure edited by Marcello Truzzi, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1974,  pp. 396-419.

Reprinted in Anthropology and American Life edited by Joseph G. Jorgensen and Marcello Truzzi.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1974, pp. 225-250.

Truzzi, Marcello & Easto, Patrick.  (1972).  Carnivals, Road Shows and Freaks.  Society [Formerly Trans-Action].  Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 26-34.

Easto, Patrick C. & Truzzi, Marcello.  (1972).  Towards an Ethnography of the Carnival Social System.  Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 6, No. 3, Winter, pp. 550-566.

Reprinted in Anthropology and American Life edited by Joseph G. Jorgensen and Marcello Truzzi.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1974, pp. 370-389.
Truzzi, Marcello.  (1972).  Introduction: Circuses, Carnivals and Fairs.  Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 6, No. 3, Winter,  pp. 531-534.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1973).  An Empirical Examination of Attitude Consistency in Complex Cognitive Structures.  Behavioral Science.  January, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 52-59.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1973).  The Problem of Relevance Between Orientations for Cognitive Dissonance Theory.  Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior.  October, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 239-247.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1973).  Sherlock Holmes: Applied Social Psychologist.  In The Humanities as Sociology: An Introductory Reader edited by Marcello Truzzi, pp. 93-126.  Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company.

Reprinted in The Sociologist as Detective: An Introduction to Research Methods edited by William B. Sanders. New York: Praeger, 1976, pp. 50-83.
Truzzi, Marcello, with Truzzi, Massimiliano.  (1974).  Notes Toward a History of Juggling.  Bandwagon, Vol. 18, No. 2, March-April, pp. 4-7. 

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1974).  Towards a Sociology of the Occult: Notes on Modern Witchcraft.  In Religious Movements in Contemporary America, edited by Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone.  pp. 628-645.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1974).  Nouveau Witches.  The Humanist, Vol. 34, No. 5, September/October, pp. 13-15.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1975).  Astrology as Popular Culture. Journal of Popular Culture, 8, pp. 906-911.

Truzzi, Marcello. (1979).  Discussion: On the Reception of Unconventional Scientific Claims. In The Reception of Unconventional Science edited by Seymour H. Mauskopf.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press, pp. 125-137. 

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1979).  Circus and Side Shows.  In American Popular Entertainment edited by Myron Matlaw. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979, pp. 175-185.

Truzzi, Marcello. (1979).  On Keeping Things Up in the Air. Natural History, Vol. 88, No. 10, December, pp. 44-55. 

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1979).  Parapsychology.  In World Topics Year Book 1979 edited by M. R. Trier.  Lake Bluff, IL: United Educators, pp. 331-334.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1979, October 4).  Telepathy.  Mentalist's Technical Bulletin.  No. 106-1.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1979).  A Cut Above.  Apocalypse, Vol. 2, No. 2, February, p. 159 ?

Harary, Frank & Truzzi, Marcello.  (1979).  The Graph of the Zodiac: On the Persistence of the Quasi-Scientific Paradigm of Astrology. Journal of Combinatorics Information & System Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 28-41.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1980).  A Skeptical Look at Paul Kurtz's Analysis of the Scientific Status of Parapsychology.  Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 44, pp. 35-55.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1982).  Anti-Matter: Psychic Sleuths. Omni, August, p. 92.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1982).  J.B. Rhine and Pseudoscience: Some Zetetic Reflections on Parapsychology.  In  J.B. Rhine: On the Frontiers of Science edited by K. Ramakrishna Rao, (pp. 177-191).  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1984).  Thoughts on the Disclaimer. Magick, No. 343, December 21, pp. 1715-1716.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1985).  China's Psychic Savants. Omni, Vol. 7, No. 4, January, pp. 62-64, 66, 78, 79.

Hoebens, Piet Hein with Truzzi, Marcello.  (1985).  Reflections on Psychic Sleuths.  In A Skeptic's Handbook of Parapsychology edited by Paul Kurtz.  Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, pp. 631-643.

Hovelmann, Gerd H. with Truzzi, Marcello & Hoebens, Piet Hein.  (1985).  Skeptical Literature on Parapsychology: An Annotated Bibliography.  In A Skeptic's Handbook of Parapsychology edited by Paul Kurtz.  Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, pp. 449-490.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1987).  Anomaly Versus Artifact, or Anomalous Artifact?  Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  December, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 614-615.

Truzzi, Mardello.  (1989).  Skeptics and Pseudo-skeptics.  In The Fringes of Reason: A Whole Earth Catalog, edited by Ted Schultz.  New York: Harmony Books, p. 204.  (Originally published as an editorial "On Pseudo-Skepticism" in Zetetic Scholar, Nos. 12/13, 1987, pp. 3-4)

Truzzi, Marcello. (1993).  The Sociology and Psychology of Hoaxes. In Encyclopedia of Hoaxes by Gordon Stein. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, pp.291-297.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1995).  An End to the Uri Geller vs. Randi vs. CSICOP Litigation?  PA News, October-December, pp. 9-11.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1995).  Reflections on The Blue Sense and Its Critics.  Journal of Parapsychology, June, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 99-130.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1995).  Retrocognitions.  Vibrations [Newsletter of the Psychic Entertainers Association]. June, p. 9.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1996).  Pseudoscience.  In The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal, edited by Gordon Stein, pp. 560-575. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1996).  Retrocognitions.  Vibrations [Newsletter of the Psychic Entertainers Association]. June, p. 9.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1997).  Reflections on the Sociology and Social Psychology of Conjurors and Their Relations with Psychical Research.  In Advances in Parapsychological Research 8, edited by Stanley Krippner, pp. 221-271.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1998).  On Some Unfair Practices Towards Claims of the Paranormal.  In Oxymoron: Annual Thematic Anthology of the Arts and Sciences, Vol. 2: The Fringe, edited by Edward Binkowski, pp. ??-??.  New York: Oxymoron Media, Inc.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (2000).  The Perspective of Anomalistics.  In Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience edited by William F. Williams, pp. xxiii-xxvi.  New York: Facts on File, Inc.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (2001).  Graphology.  The World Book Encyclopedia.  Volume 8 (G), p. 323.  (Article also published in earlier editions.)

Forewords to Books

Kurland, Michael.  (1999).  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Extraterrestrial Intelligence.  New York: Alpha Books (A Division of Macmillan General Reference A Simon & Schuster Maccmillan  Company)

Moran, Sarah.  (1999). Psychics: The Investigators and Spies Who Use Paranormal Powers.  Godalming, Surrey, England: CLB (an imprint of Quadrillion Publishing Ltd.).

McRae, Ronald M.  (1984).  Mind Wars: The True Story of Government Research into the Military Potential of Psychic Weaponry.  New York: St. Martin's Press.

Book Reviews

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1972).  Review of Movies and Society by  I. C. Jarvie.  American Anthropologist, Vol. 74, No. 2, December, pp. 1383-1384.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1973).  Review of The Hollywood TV Producer by Muriel G. Cantor and Hollywood Studio Musicians by Robert R. Faulkner.  Social Forces, Vol. 52, No. 2, December, pp. 289-290.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1975).  Review of Rethinking Sociology: A Critique of Contemporary Theory by Irving M. Zeitlin.  Social Forces, Vol. 53, No. 3, March, pp. 509-510.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1975).  Review of The Structure of Sociological Theory by Jonathan H. Turner.  Social Forces, Vol. 54, No. 2, December, p. 484.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1975).  Review of Theories and Theory Groups in Contemporary American Sociology by Nicholas C. Mullins with the assistance of Carolyn J. Mullins.  Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 4, No. 3, May, pp. 223-225.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1976).  Review of Houdini: A Mind in Chains--A Psychoanalytic Portrait by Bernard C. Meyer.  Psychology Today, Vol. 10, No. 7, December, pp. 124, 131-132.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1976).  Review of Leisure and Popular Culture in Transition by Thomas M. Kando.  American Journal of Sociology, November, Vol. 82, No. 3, pp. 744-746.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1976).  Review of Prominent Sociologists Since World War II by Don Martindale.  Social Forces, Vol. 55, No. 2, December, pp. 536-538.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1977)  Review of Gypsies in the City: Culture Patterns and Survival by Rena C. Gropper; Gypsies, Tinkers and Other Travellers edited by Fainham Redfisch; Gypsies: The Hidden Americans by Anne Sutherland.  Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 6, No. 6,  November, pp. 709-711.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1978).  Review of Occultism, Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religions by Mircea Eliade. Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 622-623.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1979).  Review of The Mad Genius Controversy: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance by George Becker.  Social Forces, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 692-693.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1980).  Review of On the Margins of Science: The Social Construction of Rejected Knowledge, edited by Roy Wallis.  Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 44, No. 1, March,  pp. 85-90.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1985).  Review of Psi Development Systems by Jeffrey Mishlove.  Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 30, No. 12, December, p. 979.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1994).  Review of Psychic Sleuths: ESP and Sensational Cases edited by Joe Nickell.  Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 58, No. 4, December, pp. 432-441.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (1996).  Review of Spontaneous Remission: An Annotated Bibliography by Brendan O'Regan and Caryle Hirshberg. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 104-106.

Truzzi, Marcello.  (2001).  Review of Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Times by Michael Shermer.  Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 65, pp. 161-190.

Compiled by George P. Hansen - 05 August 2003