An Introduction to Parapsychology / Edition 3

An Introduction to Parapsychology / Edition 3

by H.J. Irwin
ISBN-10:
0786406712
ISBN-13:
9780786406715
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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An Introduction to Parapsychology / Edition 3

Dr. Irwin outlines the origins of parapsychological research and critically reviews investigations of extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, near-death and out-of-body experiences and apparitions and "survival" (sometimes called reincarnation). Also, criticisms by the skeptical are presented, and the status of parapsychology as a scientific enterprise is assessed.

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ISBN-13: 9780786406715
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 406

Table of Contents

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

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