by Caroline Watt

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In this Beginner’s Guide, renowned author and scientist Dr Caroline Wyatt explores the science behind such phenomena. In the last one hundred years, parapsychologists have tried to determine whether it is possible to examine paranormal activity in a laboratory. Packed full of interesting characters, surprising incidents and novel experiments, this book takes the reader on a journey through this fascinating research. Parapsychology: A Beginner’s Guide traces the history and evolution of parapsychology as a science, and provides a thorough and critical analysis of the research and evidence in the field today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780748870
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: Beginner's Guides Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Caroline A. Watt is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, where she has been working since 1986. Watt is also a founding member and leader of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, and former President and board member of the Parapsychological Association. The coauthor of An Introduction to Parapsychology (McFarland & Co), she lives in Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Terminology and phenomena x

List of illustrations xiii

1 Introduction: The roots of parapsychology 1

Section 1 Testing psychic claimants 15

2 Macro-PK 17

3 Psychic reading, remote viewing and telepathic animals: ESP outside the lab 38

4 Mediumship and survival 58

Section 2 Anomalous experiences 79

5 Out-of-body experiences 81

6 Near-death experiences 97

7 Hauntings and apparitions 109

8 The psychology of psychic experiences 126

Section 3 Laboratory research 137

9 Telepathy and clairvoyance in the laboratory 139

10 Precognition in the laboratory 157

11 Mental influence in the laboratory: Physical and biological 169

12 Conclusion: Parapsychology's value 185

Appendix: How to test for ESP and PK ability 198

Further reading 214

Glossary 219

Index 222

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