An Introduction to Parapsychology

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McFarland, Jan 1, 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 396 pages
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--The 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 a textbook, Irwin's book is the best of its kind--Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research.
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Irwin (psychology, Univ. of New England in Australia) wrote this book as a textbook, and it shows. Each chapter ends with a list of terms and study questions, and though coverage is similar to many ... Read full review


Origins of Parapsychological Research
The Phenomenology of Extrasensory Perception

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

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