An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience

An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience

by Tony Jinks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786465446
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tony Jinks teaches neuroscience and paranormal studies to psychology students at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He is a consultant on the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Review Board and publishes in a wide variety of scientific fields.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface 1

Introduction: What Is the Paranormal? 3



PART 1: THE PARANORMAL AS EXPLICABLE

1. Parapsychology 23

2. Superstition and Belief in the Paranormal 53

3. Witnessing the Paranormal: Illusions 79

4. Witnessing the Paranormal: “Everyday” Hallucinations 112

5. Witnessing the Paranormal: Neurological Dysfunction 139

6. Witnessing the Paranormal: The Induction of Hallucinatory Encounters 152

7. Criticisms of Tectonic Strain Theory and Transcranial Stimulation Methods, and Alternative Electromagnetic Theories 168



PART 2: THE PARANORMAL AS INEXPLICABLE

8. Psychodynamic Approaches to Paranormal Experience: Psychoanalysis and the Birth Memories Hypothesis 181

9. Advanced Psychodynamic Theories: The Projection of the Paranormal 199

10. Transpersonal Psychology 214



Notes 235

Bibliography 245

Index 265

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