An Introduction to Parapsychology / Edition 5

An Introduction to Parapsychology / Edition 5

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by Harvey J. Irwin, Caroline A. Watt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786430591

ISBN-13: 9780786430598

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of our highly acclaimed university textbook on the science of parapsychology. The objective of this book is to provide an introductory survey of parapsychologists' efforts to explore the authenticity and bases of anomalous, apparently paranormal phenomena. It outlines the origins of parapsychological research and

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This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of our highly acclaimed university textbook on the science of parapsychology. The objective of this book is to provide an introductory survey of parapsychologists' efforts to explore the authenticity and bases of anomalous, apparently paranormal phenomena. It outlines the origins of parapsychological research and critically reviews investigations of extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and the evaluation of parapsychology as a scientific enterprise.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430598
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
794,972
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Figures
1Introduction1
2Origins of Parapsychological Research11
3The Phenomenology of Extrasensory Perception30
4Experimental Research on Extrasensory Perception49
5Extrasensory Perception and Time93
6Psychokinesis103
7Special Topics in PK Research117
8Theories of Psi131
9The Survival Hypothesis144
10Poltergeist Experiences150
11Near-Death Experiences163
12Out-of-Body Experiences179
13Apparitional Experiences197
14Reincarnation Experiences212
15Belief in the Paranormal226
16Matters of Relevance240
17Evaluation of Parapsychology as a Scientific Enterprise249
References265
Name Index301
Subject Index309

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