Full Moon Effect on Behavior Minimal, Studies Say

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 18, 2002   View Article

Beware: The moon is full tonight. People will party. Dogs will bite. Robbers will steal. Murderers will kill.

Contrary to popular belief, however, the frequency of these behaviors will probably be no more significant tonight than on any other night of the year, according to scientific reviews of the theory that the full moon alters the way humans and wildlife behave.

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