An Introduction to Parapsychology / Edition 5

An Introduction to Parapsychology / Edition 5

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by Harvey J. Irwin, Caroline A. Watt
     
 

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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:
615,559
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     v
List of Figures     viii
Introduction     1
Origins of Parapsychological Research     11
The Phenomenology of Extrasensory Perception     29
Experimental Research on Extrasensory Perception     48
Extrasensory Perception and Time     83
Psychokinesis     94
Special Topics in PK Research     109
Theories of Psi     124
The Survival Hypothesis     138
Poltergeist Experiences     145
Near-Death Experiences     157
Out-of-Body Experiences     173
Apparitional Experiences     192
Reincarnation Experiences     208
Belief in the Paranormal     222
Matters of Relevance     237
Evaluation of Parapsychology as a Scientific Enterprise     247
References     263
Name Index     303
Subject Index     309

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