Anomalistic Psychology

Anomalistic Psychology


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230301504
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/15/2012
Series: Macmillan Insights in Psychology series
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 766,654
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

NICOLA J. HOLT is Lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and Honorary Research Fellow at the Anomalous Experiences Research Unit at the University of York, UK.

CHRISTINE SIMMONDS-MOORE is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia, USA, where she has developed a course that critically evaluates paranormal experiences.

DAVID LUKE is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich, UK, where he teaches the Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience. He is a past President of the Parapsychological Association.

CHRISTOPHER C. FRENCH is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction & Overview.- Cognitive Explanations.- Personality and Individual Difference Explanations.- Explanations for Superstitious Beliefs and Behaviour.- Pseudoscience and the scientific status of parapsychology.- Methodological issues related to the study of psi.- Apparitions Out-of-body experiences and near-death experiences.- Mental Mediumship.- Concluding comments.

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A wonderful introduction to a fascinating topic. Clear, concise and comprehensive. It belongs on the bookshelf of everyone who is seriously curious about the human mind.' - Professor Richard Wiseman, School of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, UK

.'Anomalistic Psychology is a thoughtful and careful introduction to this fascinating domain.' - Etzel Cardeña, Thorsen Professor of Psychology, Lund University, Sweden and co-author of Varieties of Anomalous Experience and Altering Consciousness.

'Psychology is the disciplined study of experience and behavior; anomalistic psychology studies those that are rare, unexplained, or both. Holt, Simmonds-Moore, Luke and French have written an admirable account of this emerging field, one that pushes the boundaries of psychology without falling over the edge.' - Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University, and Co-editor, Varieties of Anomalous Experience.

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