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Foundations of Parapsychology Bok

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Publicerad år 1986
ISBN 0-7102-0226-1
sidantal 434
Av Hoyt Edge , Joseph H. Rush , Robert Morris och John Palmer
Publicerad av Routledge och Kegan Paul

The book looks in detail at the various objections levelled at some of the important studies in the past, enabling readers to draw their own conclusion in this controversial field.

Alias: foundations of parapsychology

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Omfång23x16 cm
FörordT. X. Barber
Tillägnadthe spirit of free inquiry in science

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Written by four well known parapsychologists, including two of the most distinguished researchers in the field, Foundations of Parapsychology is designed to be the standard textbook in the subject. The authors bring a wealth of experience and ability to the task, providing a clear, comprehensive and well-balanced survey.

Few disciplines arouse such strong passions, and those wishing to understand this complex field find themselves bombarded by a bewildering assortment of claims anc counterclaims. The book looks in detail at the various objections levelled at some of the important studies in the past, and it will be widely welcomed for its skillful presentation of unbiased information, enabling readers to draw their own conclusion in this controversial field.


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Innehåll

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Parapsychology: an overview
    • What is parapsychology?
    • Parapsycjology: a historical perspective
  • Research methods and findings
    • Spontaneous psi phenomena: case studies and field investigations
    • What psi is not: the necessity for experiments
    • Experimental methods in ESP research
    • Statistical methods in ESP research
    • The ESP controversy
    • ESP research findings: the process approach
    • Experimental methods in PK research
    • Physical and quasi-physical theories of psi
  • Implications: scientific, philosophical and social
    • Psi and science
    • Survival and other philosophical questions
    • Sociocultural aspects of psi
  • Looking back
    • A brief summary
  • Appendix: Critical values of sums of ranks (X) for open-deck analyses
  • Appendix: One-tailed p-values for forced matching
  • Bibliography
  • Name index
  • Subject index