Basic Research in Parapsychology, 2d ed. (Google eBook)

Front Cover
K. Ramakrishna Rao
McFarland, Apr 30, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 416 pages
0 Reviews
This expanded and revised text includes thirteen experimental reports (five new to this edition) and seven review articles involving meta-analysis and the assessment of evidence in specific areas of psi research. The author provides a representative sample of the extensive literature in the controversial field of parapsychology and presents a few basic experiments illustrating various procedures and broadly reflecting the major trends of psi research. Possible experimental procedures, cumulative evidence showing the replicability of individual experiments, and promising areas of psi research are also discussed.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction Reality Replicability and Lawfulness of Psi
3
A Review of the PearcePratt Distance Series of ESP Tests
38
PK Tests with a HighSpeed Random Number Generator
50
Correlations of Random Binary Sequences with PreStated Operator Intention A Review of a 12Year Program
63
Statistically Robust Anomalous Effects Replication in Random Event Generator Experiments
89
Transcontinental Remote Viewing
94
An Assessment of the Evidence for Psychic Functioning
110
Extraversion and ESP Performance A MetaAnalysis and a New Confirmation
205
Comments on the ExtraversionESP MetaAnalysis by Honorton Ferrari and Bern
228
Further Studies of Relaxation as a PsiConducive State
234
ESP Card Tests of College Students with and without Hypnosis
251
Hypnotic Induction vs Control Conditions Illustrating an Approach to the Evaluation of Replicability in Parapsychological Data
262
Yogic Meditation and Psi Scoring in ForcedChoice and FreeResponse Tests
287
MetaAnalysis of Psi Ganzeld Research A Response to Hyman
307
Does Psi Exist? Replicable Evidence for an Anomalous Process of Information Transfer
345

A Laboratory Approach to the Nocturnal Dimension of Paranormal Experience Report of a Confirmatory Study Using the REM Monitoring Technique
142
Psychology and Anomalous Observations The Question of ESP in Dreams
157
Experimenter Effects and the Remote Detecting of Staring
181
Personality Characteristics of ESP Subjects III Extraversion and ESP
192
Contributors
381
Bibliography
389
Index
401
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 5 - Research, which was founded in 1882, is to examine without prejudice or prepossession and in a scientific spirit those faculties of man, real or supposed, which appear to be inexplicable on any generally recognized hypothesis.
Page 392 - Success in ESP as related to form of response drawings: I. Clairvoyance experiments.
Page 393 - Lawrence, T. (1993). Gathering in the sheep and goats: A meta-analysis of forcedchoice sheep-goat ESP studies, 1947-1993.

About the author (2001)

Professor K. Ramakrishna Rao is a philosopher and psychologist with expertise in Indian psychology, consciousness studies and parapsychological research. He has published nearly 200 research papers and 15 books, and has served as the executive director of the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man; as founder, head and professor of the Department of Psychology and Parapsychology, and Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University; and currently as president of the Asian Congress of Philosophy.

Bibliographic information