Michael A. Thalbourne's glossary is the second edition of his unique work. Revised and expanded, the glossary contains terms covering psychic phenomena, research methods and theory in scientific parapsychology. The strength of this unique dictionary is that Thalbourne traces the words to their first uses, provides bibliographic reference for controversies over the concepts underlying many of the terms, and provides the etymological derivations for each term.
Michael A. Thalbourne, PhD, is a distinguished psychologist who has devoted his life to innovative research into the psychological characteristics of individuals who report psychic phenomena. Erudite, learned in philosophy, psychology, Latin and Classical Greek, he has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the Psychology Department at the University of Adelaide for more than twenty years. He is also the author/co-editor of three other important books in scientific parapsychology.