Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century

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Etzel Cardeņa,, John Palmer, David Marcusson-Clavertz
McFarland, Jul 9, 2015 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 424 pages
Many people have experienced such unusual phenomena as dreams that later seem to correspond with unforeseeable events, thinking of a long-lost friend just before he or she unexpectedly calls, or the ability to "feel" the presence of deceased loved ones. What many do not realize is that these types of experiences have been researched for more than a century by eminent scientists, including Nobel laureates. Most of these researchers have concluded that some of these phenomena do occur, although we are far from explaining them to everyone's satisfaction. This book is the first in almost 40 years to provide a comprehensive scientific overview of research in the field of parapsychology, explaining what we know and don't know about so-called psi phenomena, such as "telepathy," "precognition" or "psychokinesis." Contributors evaluate the evidence for these phenomena, accounting for factors such as selective memory, wish fulfillment and incorrect methods or analyses, in some cases offering psychological, physical and biological theories. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
 

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Contents

Reintroducing Parapsychology Etzel Cardeņa David MarcussonClavertz and John Palmer
1
Basic Concepts
13
Research Methods and Statistical Approaches
49
Psychology and Psi
94
Biology and Psi
139
Physics and Psi
165
Psi Phenomena Anomalous Cognition Perturbation and Force
192
Psi Phenomena Research on Survival
301
Practical Applications
350
To Sum It Up
389
About the Contributors
405
Index
407
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Etzel Cardeņa holds the endowed Thorsen Chair of Psychology and is director of the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP) at the University of Lund in Sweden. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, he has more than 300 publications to his name. John Palmer is the Director of Research at the Rhine Research Center and Editor of the Journal of Parapsychology. He has more than 150 publications to his name. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. David Marcusson-Clavertz is a member of CERCAP and has published research on mind wandering, alterations in consciousness, and parapsychological phenomena in Consciousness and Cognition and Journal of Parapsychology, among other peer-review journals. He lives in Munich, Germany.

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