An Introduction to Parapsychology, 5th ed.
This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of our highly acclaimed university textbook on the science of parapsychology. The objective of this book is to provide an introductory survey of parapsychologists' efforts to explore the authenticity and bases of anomalous, apparently paranormal phenomena. It outlines the origins of parapsychological research and critically reviews investigations of extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and the evaluation of parapsychology as a scientific enterprise.
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2 Origins of Parapsychological Research
3 The Phenomenology of Extrasensory Perception
4 Experimental Research on Extrasensory Perception
5 Extrasensory Perception and Time
7 Special Topics in PK Research
8 Theories of PSI
12 OutofBody Experiences
13 Apparitional Experiences
14 Reincarnation Experiences
15 Belief in the Paranormal
16 Matters of Relevance
17 Evaluation of Parapsychology as a Scientific Enterprise
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