An Introduction to Parapsychology

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McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub, Jan 1, 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 396 pages
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This is a new edition of our acclaimed university textbook on the science of parapsychology. 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 "survival" of death. Also, criticisms by the skeptical are presented, and the status of parapsychology as a scientific enterprise is assessed. Reviews of earlier editions: "Comprehensive -well written -high quality -. Recommended for public, college and university libraries"--Choice; "clear...organization is excellent"--Journal of Parapsychology; "fills the gap because it is up to date, formally written, and wide in scope...a particularly useful resource for students and teachers alike.... As a textbook, Irwins book is the best of its kind"--Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Origins of Parapsychological Research
13
The Phenomenology of Extrasensory Perception
37
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About the author (1999)

Harvey J. Irwin is a retired associate professor in psychology at the University of New England, Australia.

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