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  Parapsychology - Lostpedia
Parapsychology is one of the fields studied by the DHARMA Initiative (as stated in the Swan Orientation Film).
Parapsychology is the study of the evidence of mental awareness or influence of external objects without interaction from known physical means.
The scientific validity of parapsychology research is a matter of frequent dispute and criticism, and is generally referred to as a pseudoscience, refuted by numerous rigorous scientific studies (unlike psychology, which is a recognized field of conventional science).
www.lostpedia.com /wiki/Parapsychology   (856 words)

  
  Parapsychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parapsychology is the study of the evidence of mental awareness or influence of external objects without interaction from known physical means.
The field of parapsychology overlaps many disciplines, including physics and biology, and often physicists, engineers and others trained in the hard sciences, in conjunction with stage magicians and other experts in deception, are in a better position to design experiments for certain types of phenomena than are psychiatrists or psychologists.
Parapsychology is also seen as a taboo subject in science and the academy and individuals who show an interest in studying seemingly psychic phenomena, even from a skeptical point of view, often find themselves losing or being pushed out of employment, or denied funding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parapsychology   (4954 words)

  
 Parapsychology
Parapsychology can be described as a special branch of psychology that is engaged in explaining paranormal phenomena from within the occult sciences.
Parapsychology attempts to find a scientific explanation for things such as telepathy and clairvoyance, water divining and crystal gazing, as well as various forms of 'proscopia' (experiencing or observing future events in an extrasensory way).
In the Netherlands, parapsychology was given an academic basis with the appointment of two unsalaried university lecturers, Dr PA Dietz of Leiden in 1932 and Dr WHC Tenhaeff a year later in Utrecht.
www.kb.nl /vak/deelcoll/teksten/zorab-en.html   (511 words)

  
 American Institute of Parapsychology
Andrew Nichols, Ph.D. (1) Parapsychology is defined as the interdisciplinary study of a class of human experiences which are typically described by the percipient as Aparanormal,@ Asupernatural,@ Amystical,@ etc. Paranormal experiences are defined as those experiences which seem to violate known scientific laws (whether or not they do in fact violate such laws).
Parapsychology asserts that the meaning or value of paranormal experiences are not dependent upon the acquisition of genuine Aspirit photographs,@ AEVP recordings,@ or other physical evidence.
(7) Parapsychology is a scientific approach insofar as it utilizes the methodology of the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology) to acquire and analyze data on paranormal experiences.
www.parapsychologylab.com   (734 words)

  
 Replication and Meta-Analysis in Parapsychology
The chapter on parapsychology was written by a subcommittee chaired by a psychologist who had published a similar conclusion prior to his appointment to the committee (Hyman, 1985a, page 7).
Parapsychology had its beginnings in the investigation of purported mediums and other anecdotal claims in the late 19th century.
Recent experiments in parapsychology tend to use more complex target material than the cards and dice used in the early investigations, partially to alleviate boredom on the part of the subjects and partially because they are thought to "more nearly resemble the conditions of spontaneous psi occurrences" (Burdick and Kelly, 1977, page 109).
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 Parapsychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Parapsychology is the study of mental phenomena actual or purported that are not currently within the framework of mainstream conventional science.
In modern form parapsychology is an interdisciplinary field has attracted physicists engineers and biologists as as psychologists and those from the softer many of whom have less regard for mental aspects than an interest in the for all fields if psi phenomena should gain widespread acceptance.
It seems the field of parapsychology has some degree general acceptance in the sense that its is amenable to scientific study in theory at least some of its practitioners in use sound scientific methods even if there no agreement about the results of the to date.
www.freeglossary.com /Parapsychology   (3007 words)

  
 Myswizard » Parapsychology
Parapsychology spends too much time simply trying to show that certain phenomena occur, and too little time trying to explain them — yet it is explanation that constitutes the heart of scientific enquiry, and wider, scientific acceptance of parapsychological phenomena would come only with the provision of explanation.
The field of parapsychology overlaps many disciplines, including physics and biology, and often physicists, engineers and others trained in the hard sciences, in conjunction with stage magicians and other experts in deception, are in a better position to design experiments for certain types of phenomena than are psychiatrists or psychologists.
Parapsychology is also seen as a taboo subject in science and the academy and individuals who show an interest in studying seemingly psychic phenomena, even from a skeptical point of view, often find themselves losing or being pushed out of employment, or denied funding.
www.myswizard.com /2006/01/02/parapsychology   (4943 words)

  
 Parapsychology at Franklin Pierce College 1993
Parapsychology, was (and still is today) very controversial and was not only studied by people of interest, but also by medical scientists.
This was when the word, "Parapsychology" became known to the U.S. Rhine introduced the term to the United States in the early 1930's, he adopted it from the German parapsychologies as a scientific term for the field that had been called psychical research.
There is research taking place in parapsychology everyday, there have been studies in parapsychology since the 1700's, and there will be studies in parapsychology until all the unsolved mysteries are solved.
www.fpc.edu /pages/Academics/behave/psych/web93-1.htm   (4688 words)

  
 American Association for Parapsychology
Parapsychology is the branch of psychology concerned with study of extrasensory perception and psychical experiences.
The thrust of parapsychology, however, appears inexorably driven in the direction where contemporary science, philosophy and religion blend into a single universal understanding, enabling man to know himself in the fullest context.
Although study of the field of Parapsychology is relatively new, its principles had their birth in ages long since turned to dust and decay.
www.parapsychologydegrees.com /what_is_parapsychology.html   (1603 words)

  
 IJP Abstracts - Parapsychology Foundation -
This paper argues that parapsychology ought rather to insist upon its epistemological autonomy and refuse to subordinate itself to pre-modern religion, modern science, or postmodern philosophy.
Thus parapsychology might facilitate the creation of a new, more inclusive form of consciousness in which second-order theoretical reflection is openly and explicitly informed and guided by first-order psi experience.
Research bearing on parapsychology conducted in the 1990s is summarized under the headings of case studies, cognitive, social-scientific, and theoretical research, experiments with human, subhuman, and cellular targets, and physical/chemical studies.
www.parapsychology.org /dynamic/050103.html   (3021 words)

  
 What is Parapsychology? Experts debate on Closer to Truth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Parapsychology, according to proponents, is the scientific study of the paranormal, also known as psi phenomena.
Parapsychology is the modern evolution of those early investigations.
I wouldn't call parapsychology a pseudoscience, as long as it uses the same experimental controls, the same techniques, and the same mathematical and statistical procedures that are used within mainstream science.
www.closertotruth.com /topics/mindbrain/212/212transcript.html   (6612 words)

  
 FAQpara
Writing for such a broad audience is a challenge, because gaining an appreciation of parapsychology today requires at least a passing knowledge of a wide range of topics, including statistics, experimental design, quantum mechanical theory, the sociology and philosophy of science, history of parapsychology, and the scientific literature on parapsychology.
Parapsychology is the scientific and scholarly study of certain unusual events associated with human experience.
Parapsychology is also often linked, again inappropriately, with a broad range of "psychic" entertainers, magicians, and so-called "paranormal investigators." In addition, some self-proclaimed "psychic practitioners" call themselves parapsychologists, but that is not what we do, as this FAQ will help to clarify.
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 Psychic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These claims are widely disputed by mainstream science, and are regularly attacked by skeptics.
However supporters exist within the field of parapsychology, including Cornell University's Daryl Bem who argues for a mild but significant phenomena based upon his ganzfeld experiments.
The ability to affect or move objects through the power of the mind alone is known as psychokinesis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychic   (284 words)

  
 Research Issues in Parapsychology
While parapsychology is far more credible than the methods of the ghost hunters and debunkers of the Victorian Era, the subject matter of parapsychological research is no less controversial, nor less fantastic.
Because of parapsychology's recent devotion to statistical reasoning, as opposed to anecdotal evidence as in the past, skeptics have waged battle against the experimental evidence.
Parapsychology is over one hundred years old and has gone from a parlor activity to a subject of scientific inquiry, and from an anecdotal research activity to an controlled experimental one.
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 Parapsychology
The subject matter of parapsychology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment that are not mediated by known sensorimotor functions.
The term "parapsychology" itself was brought into general usage by J. Rhine (1934) to replace the older designation of psychic research.
There is some dissatisfaction with the term "parapsychology" because of the implication of something over and beyond the range of the normal and because of the implied emphasis on psychology.
siivola.org /monte/papers_grouped/copyrighted/Parapsychology_&_Psi/Parapsychology.htm   (10157 words)

  
 Parapsychology - Veritas
Parapsychology is the scientific study of mental abilities which interact with the physical world without the use of the physical senses or the physical body, itself.
The phrase parapsychological abilities is often abbreviated as psi, and so parapsychology is often referred to as the study of psi phenomena.
For an overview of early work in the field of parapsychology, read "Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years", written in 1940 by Joseph B. Rhine [1].
vsociety.net /wiki/Parapsychology   (174 words)

  
 Parapsychology Degrees
Parapsychology Degrees--or a degree in Paranormal Studies--can open the door to many ghost hunting opportunities, and secure a formal career in this field.
Ivy League colleges such as Harvard sometimes conduct parapsychology research, but it is not advertised and they do not offer degrees in the field.
In July 2006, parapsychology courses were not featured at their website, which is in Dutch.
www.hollowhill.com /ghost-hunting/parapsychologydegree.htm   (1016 words)

  
 FAQ
This FAQ was written as a general introduction to parapsychology for individuals ranging from high-school students to scientists with little or no background in parapsychology.
Parapsychology is also often linked, again inappropriately, with a broad range of "psychic" entertainers, magicians, and so-called "paranormal investigators." In addition, some self-proclaimed "psychic practitioners" call themselves parapsychologists, but that is not what we do.
Some critics of parapsychology seem to believe that all parapsychologists have hidden religious motives, and that they are really out to prove the existence of the soul.
www.deanradin.com /para1.html   (2693 words)

  
 parapsychology
Parapsychology is the search for evidence of paranormal phenomena, such as ESP and psychokinesis.
All the other sciences have led us away from superstition and magical thinking, while parapsychology has tried to find a scientific basis for such things as divination and mediumship.
In Europe, the main center of parapsychology has been the University of Edinburgh, whose psychology department has the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology and publishes the European Journal of Parapsychology.
skepdic.com /parapsy.html   (1980 words)

  
 Search Results for "Parapsychology"
parapsychology, study of mental phenomena not explainable by accepted principles of science.
The organized, scientific investigation of paranormal phenomena began...
parapsychology (par-uh-seye-KOL-uh-jee) The study of extrasensory perception (ESP), communications with the dead, telekinesis (using mental energy to cause distant...
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Much parapsychology today attempts to find statistical oddities that can't be explained either by the laws of chance or by any other known natural causes.
With the rise of parapsychology as a reputable study, some of the narrow categories and viewpoints of the past are beginning to dissolve in the nower atmosphere of interdisciplinary studies.
Articles on Parapsychology and related phenomena are not generally found in academic databases.
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