Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception

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By the author of Altered States of Consciousness

All attempts to test people's ESP abilities overlook the fact that ESP is an undeveloped function, so we have to learn how to use it to begin with, not just see how much ESP we can show.

Psychologist Charles T. Tart applies basic principles of learning to this task to show how training under conditions of immediate feedback can enhance ESP ability. This highly readable book, originally published ...

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Overview

By the author of Altered States of Consciousness

All attempts to test people's ESP abilities overlook the fact that ESP is an undeveloped function, so we have to learn how to use it to begin with, not just see how much ESP we can show.

Psychologist Charles T. Tart applies basic principles of learning to this task to show how training under conditions of immediate feedback can enhance ESP ability. This highly readable book, originally published by the University of Chicago Press, is the theory and a comprehensive study suggesting the principles can work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595194018
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Card Guessing Tests: Learning Paradigm or Extinction Paradigm? 1
Studies of the Learning Theory Application by Others, 1964-75 11
A Pilot Study: Psi-Missing and Fear of Psi 34
A Three-Stage Study in Training ESP Ability with Dana J. Redington 42
Training Subjects on the Ten-Choice Trainer 86
Discussion and Conclusions: ESP Ability Can Be Trained 100
Inside the Mind: Further Theoretical Considerations 111
Summary 126
Appendix 1 The Ten-Choice Trainer 129
Appendix 2 Espatester: An Automatic Testing Device for Parapsychological Research 142
References 157
Notes 162
Index 167
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