parapsychology

Summary

Summary: Branch of psychology that deals with paranormal behavior and events such as telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance, which are not explicable by present day "natural laws".

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Childhood physical abuse and differential development of paranormal belief systems
    Stefanie L Perkins
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:349-55. 2006
  2. ncbi Near death experiences, cognitive function and psychological outcomes of surviving cardiac arrest
    S Parnia
    Consciousness Research Group, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Resuscitation 74:215-21. 2007
  3. ncbi Ghosts, UFOs, and magic: positive affect and the experiential system
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:905-19. 2007
  4. ncbi Of two minds: Sceptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology
    Marilyn Schlitz
    Institute of Noetic Sciences, USA
    Br J Psychol 97:313-22. 2006
  5. ncbi Meta-analysis of free-response studies, 1992-2008: assessing the noise reduction model in parapsychology
    Lance Storm
    School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Psychol Bull 136:471-85. 2010
  6. ncbi Dissociative alterations in body image among individuals reporting out-of-body experiences: a conceptual replication
    Devin Blair Terhune
    Division of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, 85 East Newton St, Suite M918E, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 103:76-80. 2006
  7. ncbi The folk psychology of souls
    Jesse M Bering
    Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, United Kingdom
    Behav Brain Sci 29:453-62; discussion 462-98. 2006
  8. ncbi Spirituality and complex partial epileptic-like signs
    Douglas A MacDonald
    Department of Psychology, University of Detroit Mercy, MI 48219 0900, USA
    Psychol Rep 91:785-92. 2002
  9. ncbi Near death experiences in cardiac arrest: visions of a dying brain or visions of a new science of consciousness
    Sam Parnia
    Department of Medical Specialities, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO 16 6YD, UK
    Resuscitation 52:5-11. 2002
  10. ncbi Belief in supernatural agents in the face of death
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:174-87. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Psychological Research
    JEFFREY ROUDER; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Working Memory Effects in Sentence Comprehension
    MATTHEW TRAXLER; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. Cognitive Psychology of Traumatic Memory
    Richard McNally; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. Goals, Identity, and Meaning in Life
    Laura King; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications147 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Childhood physical abuse and differential development of paranormal belief systems
    Stefanie L Perkins
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:349-55. 2006
    ..Results suggest that by providing a sense of control, certain paranormal beliefs may offer a powerful emotional refuge to individuals who endured the stress of physical abuse in childhood...
  2. ncbi Near death experiences, cognitive function and psychological outcomes of surviving cardiac arrest
    S Parnia
    Consciousness Research Group, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Resuscitation 74:215-21. 2007
    ..This paper will review near death experiences, cognitive function and psychological outcomes in survivors of cardiac arrest...
  3. ncbi Ghosts, UFOs, and magic: positive affect and the experiential system
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:905-19. 2007
    ..Results are interpreted as indicating that PA promotes experiential processing. Implications for the psychology of nonrational beliefs and behaviors are discussed...
  4. ncbi Of two minds: Sceptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology
    Marilyn Schlitz
    Institute of Noetic Sciences, USA
    Br J Psychol 97:313-22. 2006
    ..second, a sceptic, have been conducting a systematic programme of collaborative sceptic-proponent research in parapsychology. This has involved carrying out joint experiments in which each investigator individually attempted to ..
  5. ncbi Meta-analysis of free-response studies, 1992-2008: assessing the noise reduction model in parapsychology
    Lance Storm
    School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Psychol Bull 136:471-85. 2010
    ..We also found that selected participants (believers in the paranormal, meditators, etc.) had a performance advantage over unselected participants, but only if they were in the ganzfeld condition...
  6. ncbi Dissociative alterations in body image among individuals reporting out-of-body experiences: a conceptual replication
    Devin Blair Terhune
    Division of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, 85 East Newton St, Suite M918E, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 103:76-80. 2006
    ..The same differential relationship was not found between 6 individuals who did and 34 who did not report out-of-body experiences during the task...
  7. ncbi The folk psychology of souls
    Jesse M Bering
    Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, United Kingdom
    Behav Brain Sci 29:453-62; discussion 462-98. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi Spirituality and complex partial epileptic-like signs
    Douglas A MacDonald
    Department of Psychology, University of Detroit Mercy, MI 48219 0900, USA
    Psychol Rep 91:785-92. 2002
    ..This pattern of relations remained largely the same when participants' age, sex, and reported religious involvement were controlled. The paper includes a discussion of the meaning of the findings and suggestions for research...
  9. ncbi Near death experiences in cardiac arrest: visions of a dying brain or visions of a new science of consciousness
    Sam Parnia
    Department of Medical Specialities, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO 16 6YD, UK
    Resuscitation 52:5-11. 2002
    ..Finally, we will explore the contribution that near death experiences during cardiac arrest may make to the wider understanding of human consciousness...
  10. ncbi Belief in supernatural agents in the face of death
    Ara Norenzayan
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:174-87. 2006
    ..The latter effects occurred primarily among the religiously affiliated, who were predominantly Christian. Implications for the role of supernatural agent beliefs in assuaging mortality concerns are discussed...
  11. ncbi Reasoning in believers in the paranormal
    Emma Lawrence
    Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:727-33. 2004
    ..The dissociation between experiences and beliefs implies that such abnormalities operate at the evaluative, rather than the perceptual, stage of processing...
  12. ncbi [Neuropsychiatry and parapsychology of autoscopic phenomena]
    P Brugger
    Nervenarzt 74:293-5. 2003
  13. ncbi Demographic and psychological features of déjà vu experiences in a nonclinical Japanese population
    Naoto Adachi
    Adachi Mental Clinic, Kitano 7 5 12, Kiyota, Sapporo, Japan 004 0867
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:242-7. 2003
    ..Results suggest that déjà vu experiences are associated with good memory function...
  14. ncbi Delusional experience of self as receiver of email in schizoaffective disorder
    Malgorzata Raczek
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:496-7. 2007
  15. ncbi Order effects in research on paranormal belief
    R Thomas Dudley
    Department of Psychology, Tarleton State University Texas A and M, Tarleton Station 76402, USA
    Psychol Rep 90:665-6. 2002
    ..The study demonstrates the importance of taking order effects into account when conducting research on paranormal belief...
  16. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: CIV. Power-frequency magnetic field transients (5 microtesla) and reports of haunt experiences within an electronically dense house
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 92:673-4. 2001
    ..Cultural labels, applied by the experients, then affect the explanations and expectancies for these experiences...
  17. ncbi Anomalous information reception by research mediums demonstrated using a novel triple-blind protocol
    Julie Beischel
    Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, Department of Psychology, The University of Arizona, USA
    Explore (NY) 3:23-7. 2007
    ..Investigating the information reported by mediums is ultimately important in determining the relationship between brain and consciousness in addition to being of deep concern to the public...
  18. ncbi Mediumship, consciousness, and the brain
    Christopher Moyer
    Explore (NY) 3:355, author reply 355-6. 2007
  19. ncbi The out-of-body experience and body image: differences between experiments and nonexperiments
    Craig Murray
    Department of Psychology, Manchester University, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:70-2. 2005
    ..OBE experiments also reported lower levels of body awareness during use of an immersive virtual reality system than nonexperiments...
  20. ncbi Dissociational body experiences: differences between respondents with and without prior out-of-body-experiences
    Craig D Murray
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK
    Br J Psychol 96:441-56. 2005
    ..The findings are discussed as supporting a dissociational theory of the OBE...
  21. ncbi Therapeutic utilization of spontaneous out-of-body experiences in hypnotherapy
    Joseph Meyerson
    HypnoClinic, 212 Ben Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv 63473, Israel
    Am J Psychother 58:90-102. 2004
    ..In view of the cases described, a spontaneous OBE appearing in hypnotherapy is proposed as an effective therapeutic resource...
  22. ncbi A Rasch scaling validation of a 'core' near-death experience
    Rense Lange
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA
    Br J Psychol 95:161-77. 2004
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  23. ncbi [Occultism in children and adolescents. Search movements by youth for an orienting world view and possible transcendence--theological observations and reflections]
    Werner Thiede
    Evangelisches Sonntagsblatt aus Bayern, Rothenburg
    Kinderkrankenschwester 24:510-3. 2005
  24. ncbi From affliction to affirmation: narrative transformation and the therapeutics of Candomblé mediumship
    Rebecca Seligman
    Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Transcult Psychiatry 42:272-94. 2005
    ..This article also demonstrates how the social articulation and cognitive internalization of this new self-narrative act therapeutically, to foster a positive transformation in self-understanding that facilitates positive behavior...
  25. ncbi Rasch scaling paranormal belief and experience: structure and semantics of Thalbourne's Australian Sheep-Goat Scale
    Rense Lange
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA
    Psychol Rep 91:1065-73. 2002
    ..Consistent with other research in which unbiased measures of paranormal belief were used, extremely weak age and sex effects were found (partial eta2 = .005 and .012, respectively)...
  26. ncbi Using neuroimaging to resolve the psi debate
    Samuel T Moulton
    Harvard University, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:182-92. 2008
    Abstract Parapsychology is the scientific investigation of apparently paranormal mental phenomena (such as telepathy, i.e., "mind reading"), also known as psi...
  27. ncbi Increased feelings of the sensed presence and increased geomagnetic activity at the time of the experience during exposures to transcerebral weak complex magnetic fields
    J N Booth
    Behavioral Neursocience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 115:1053-79. 2005
    ....
  28. ncbi Supernumerary phantoms: a comment on Grossi, et al.'s (2002) spare thoughts on spare limbs
    Peter Brugger
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Percept Mot Skills 97:3-10. 2003
    ..It also emphasizes the theoretical importance of this condition for understanding the neurological mechanisms subserving the experience of having a body...
  29. ncbi The blind protocol and its place in consciousness research
    Stephan A Schwartz
    Explore (NY) 1:284-9. 2005
    ..scientific journals and discovered that the main use of the blind protocol is not in medicine per se, but parapsychology and consciousness research, in which it is used for the same purposes it was originally conceived: to winnow ..
  30. ncbi This new science of ours: a more or less systematic history of consciousness and transcendence. Part II
    David I Tresan
    J Anal Psychol 49:369-96. 2004
    ....
  31. ncbi Remote viewing with the artist Ingo Swann: neuropsychological profile, electroencephalographic correlates, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and possible mechanisms
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 94:927-49. 2002
    ..Remote viewing may be enhanced by complex experimentally generated magnetic fields designed to interact with the neuromagnetic "binding factor" of consciousness...
  32. ncbi [Freud's quest for understanding the other. A straight line despite of detours]
    André Haynal
    Universität Genf
    Luzif Amor 21:28-41. 2008
    Psychoanalysis, starting from the unconventional field of parapsychology, has arrived at the today widely shared ideas of relational perspectives (introjection/projection, etc.)...
  33. ncbi Meta-analysis that conceals more than it reveals: comment on Storm et al. (2010)
    Ray Hyman
    Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:486-90. 2010
    ..b>Parapsychology will achieve scientific acceptability only when it provides a positive theory with evidence based on ..
  34. ncbi Examining psychokinesis: the interaction of human intention with random number generators--a meta-analysis
    Holger Bosch
    Department of Evaluation Research in Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Psychol Bull 132:497-523. 2006
    ..A Monte Carlo simulation revealed that the small effect size, the relation between sample size and effect size, and the extreme effect size heterogeneity found could in principle be a result of publication bias...
  35. ncbi Sensitivity to coincidences and paranormal belief
    Gergo Hadlaczky
    National Prevention of Suicide and Mental Ill Health NASP, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 113:894-908. 2011
    ..The theoretical aspects of these findings were discussed...
  36. ncbi [Help and advice for people with exceptional experiences]
    Martina Belz-Merk
    Institut für Psychologie der Universität Freiburg, Abteilung für Klinische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie, Freiburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 55:256-65. 2005
    ..Moreover typical patterns of EE which were found by factor analysis are presented. Based on these patterns different EE-specific types of clients can be distinguished...
  37. ncbi "Just some spirits": the erosion of spirit possession and the rise of "tension" in South India
    Murphy Halliburton
    Department of Anthropology, Queens College, City University of New York, Flusing, NY, 11367, USA
    Med Anthropol 24:111-44. 2005
    ..It will also be shown that at the same time the "modern" can appear as simply another context, as when the idiom of possession permeates a psychological advice column in the print media...
  38. ncbi Parapsychology on the couch: the psychology of occult belief in Germany, c. 1870-1939
    Heather Wolffram
    University of Queensland, Australia
    J Hist Behav Sci 42:237-60. 2006
    ..occult researchers, the emergence of a psychology of occult belief in Germany served primarily to pathologize parapsychology and its practitioners...
  39. pdf [Near-death experiences]
    Ernesto Bonilla
    Instituto de Investigaciones Clinicas Dr Americo Negrette, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad del Zulia y Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas IVIC Zulia Maracaibo, Venezuela
    Invest Clin 52:69-99. 2011
    ..Although physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors could interact in the NDE, the hypothesis proposed consist essentially in unsupported speculations about what might be happening during the NDE...
  40. ncbi Too good to be true: publication bias in two prominent studies from experimental psychology
    Gregory Francis
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 19:151-6. 2012
    ..Publication bias could partly be avoided if experimental psychologists started using Bayesian data analysis techniques...
  41. ncbi Exploring the existential function of religion and supernatural agent beliefs among Christians, Muslims, atheists, and agnostics
    Kenneth E Vail
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 38:1288-300. 2012
    ..The studies tested three potential theoretical explanations and were consistent with terror management theory's worldview defense hypothesis. Theoretical implications are discussed...
  42. ncbi Feeling the past: the absence of experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on text processing
    Matthew J Traxler
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Mem Cognit 40:1366-72. 2012
    ..Thus, the experiments demonstrated normal repetition priming and practice effects but offered no evidence for retroactive influences on text processing...
  43. pmc Policing epistemic deviance: Albert Von Schrenck-Notzing and Albert Moll(1)
    Andreas Sommer
    UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Med Hist 56:255-76. 2012
    ..and medicine, this essay traces the career of Schrenck-Notzing as a researcher in hypnotism, sexology and parapsychology; discusses the relationship between Moll and Schrenck-Notzing; and problematises the pathologisation and ..
  44. ncbi Testing the Storm et al. (2010) meta-analysis using Bayesian and frequentist approaches: reply to Rouder et al. (2013)
    Lance Storm
    School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Psychol Bull 139:248-54. 2013
    ..Because of recent updates and corrections, we reassessed the free-response databases of Storm et al. using a frequentist approach. We discuss and critique the assumptions and findings of Rouder et al...
  45. ncbi Crisis as deferred closure-clairvoyant counselling in contemporary Danish society
    Vibeke Steffen
    Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Anthropol Med 20:190-202. 2013
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  46. ncbi Cognitive biases explain religious belief, paranormal belief, and belief in life's purpose
    Aiyana K Willard
    Department of Psychology, The University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada Electronic address
    Cognition 129:379-91. 2013
    ..Alternative theoretical models were tested but did not find empirical support. ..
  47. ncbi An empirical test of the theory of morphic resonance by using recognition for Chinese symbols
    Kimberly Robbins
    Psychology Division, The University of Northampton, Park Campus, Northampton, UK
    Explore (NY) 6:256-62. 2010
    ..805, P < .001. Transliminality scores were related to performance with presented characters (r = .38; P = .003) but not with decoy characters (r = .14, P = .28)...
  48. ncbi Nonlocality and exceptional experiences: a study of genius, religious epiphany, and the psychic
    Stephan A Schwartz
    Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Explore (NY) 6:227-36. 2010
    ..of the most important relevant research from quantum biology, physics, psychology, medicine, anthropology, and parapsychology. It proposes that more attention should be paid to the autobiographies, correspondence, and journals of men ..
  49. ncbi In the laboratory of the Ghost-Baron: parapsychology in Germany in the early 20th century
    Heather Wolffram
    Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Endeavour 33:152-7. 2009
    ..and disciplinary trajectory of contemporary experimental psychology, thereby legitimating the nascent field of parapsychology. Experimentation with mediums, those labile subjects who produced ectoplasm, materialisation and telekinesis, ..
  50. ncbi [Management of incidental findings in neuroimaging in diagnosis and pathophysiological research]
    F Hentschel
    Abt Neuroradiologie, Zentralinstitut fur Seelische Gesundheit, Fakultät für Klinische Medizin Mannheim der Universität Heidelberg, 68159 Heidelberg
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 74:651-5. 2006
    ..These problems and resulting obligations will be discussed and solutions with respect to the management of incident findings will be proposed...
  51. ncbi Essay by Remi Cadoret, MD
    Remi Cadoret
    Ann Clin Psychiatry 18:217-8. 2006
  52. ncbi Unlocking minds
    Jerry Adler
    Newsweek 149:50. 2007
  53. ncbi Validation of the English and French versions of the Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences (CAPE) with a Montreal community sample
    Karene Brenner
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Canada
    Schizophr Res 95:86-95. 2007
    ..We analyzed the internal consistency of the CAPE to determine whether the 3-factor structure (positive, negative and depressive symptoms) found by the CAPE authors would also be found in our sample...
  54. ncbi Strange beliefs: abnormal experience or bad thinking? Commentary on "reasoning in believers in the paranormal" (Lawrence & Peters, 2004)
    Yossi Guterman
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:959. 2007
  55. ncbi Psychological aspects of the alien contact experience
    Christopher C French
    Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK
    Cortex 44:1387-95. 2008
    ..No significant differences were found between the groups in terms of susceptibility to false memories. Implications of the results are discussed and suggestions are made for future avenues of research...
  56. ncbi Sentences with core knowledge violations increase the size of N400 among paranormal believers
    Marjaana Lindeman
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Cortex 44:1307-15. 2008
    ....
  57. ncbi Childhood trauma and the development of paranormal beliefs
    Monisha Berkowski
    University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
    J Nerv Ment Dis 202:305-12. 2014
    ..The results imply that researchers need to take into account how a person responds to trauma via the development of coping strategies to accurately understand any observed relationship between trauma and paranormal beliefs. ..
  58. ncbi Relationships between locus of control and paranormal beliefs
    Robert W Newby
    Tarleton State University
    Psychol Rep 94:1261-6. 2004
    ..Other correlations were found between Tobacyk's subscales, Locus of Control, and three processes measured by the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count...
  59. ncbi The lab that asked the wrong questions
    Lucy Odling-Smee
    Nature 446:10-1. 2007
  60. ncbi Psychical research in the history and philosophy of science. An introduction and review
    Andreas Sommer
    University of Cambridge, Churchill College and Department of History and Philosophy of Science, UK Electronic address
    Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci 48:38-45. 2014
    ..Next, a review of standard claims regarding psychical research and parapsychology in philosophical discussions of the demarcation problem reveals that these have tended to disregard basic ..
  61. ncbi Age and sex differences in paranormal beliefs: a response to Vitulli, Tipton, and Rowe (1999)
    H J Irwin
    School of Psychology, University of New England, Armidale NSW, Australia
    Psychol Rep 86:595-6. 2000
    ....
  62. ncbi Psychic drift. Why most scientists do not believe in ESP and psi phenomena
    Michael Shermer
    Sci Am 288:31. 2003
  63. ncbi The WWW as a research medium: an illustrative survey on paranormal belief
    A S Göritz
    Department of Organizational and Social Psychology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Percept Mot Skills 90:1195-206. 2000
    ..13 to .07 between paranormal belief and female sex, scores on external locus of control, good mood, extraversion, and emotional well-being corresponded with previous offline results...
  64. ncbi Cell cycle analysis and microarrays
    Stephen Cooper
    Trends Genet 18:289-90. 2002
  65. ncbi Narcissism and belief in the paranormal
    Chris A Roe
    Psychology Division, University College Northampton, UK
    Psychol Rep 90:405-11. 2002
    ..Of the three subscales to the Australian Sheep-Goat measure, scores for narcissism correlated with belief in ESP and PK but not in Life after death. These relationships were interpreted in terms of need for control...
  66. ncbi The search for Bridey Murphy: implications for modern hypnosis
    Melvin A Gravitz
    George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Clin Hypn 45:3-10. 2002
    ..Although it was concluded that the Bridey Murphy interviews were products of cryptomnesia, the book was a significant factor associated with a resurgence of public and professional interest in the modality...
  67. ncbi Risk perception and new age beliefs
    Lennart Sjöberg
    Center for Risk Research, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
    Risk Anal 22:751-64. 2002
    ..Traditional superstition and use of healing practices did not contribute to explaining perceived risk...
  68. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXXVIII. Atmospheric electromagnetism: the possible disturbing influence of natural sferics on ESP
    J M Houtkooper
    Center for Psychobiology and Behavioral Medicine, University of Giessen, Germany
    Percept Mot Skills 89:1179-92. 1999
    ....
  69. ncbi Are children with imaginary playmates and children said to remember previous lives cross-culturally comparable categories?
    Antonia Mills
    First Nations Studies, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada
    Transcult Psychiatry 40:62-90. 2003
    ..One case of an American child with an imaginary playmate and one case of a child in India who is said to remember a previous life are described, using a video-recording of the child's dialogue...
  70. ncbi [Internet as a means of persuading a patient to commit a suicide]
    Zygmunt Chodorowski
    I Klinika Chorób Wewnetrznych i Ostrych Zatruć Akademii Medycznej, 80 211 Gdansk, ul Debinki 7
    Przegl Lek 59:375-6. 2002
    ..It was found, that the person who urged the girl to commit suicide was a 33 year-old married woman, fascinated by psychology and parapsychology.
  71. ncbi What does a "superstitious" person believe? Impressions of participants
    Jeffrey Rudski
    Department of Psychology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104, USA
    J Gen Psychol 130:431-45. 2003
    ..However, an analysis of the participants' own beliefs revealed that those with higher levels of religious belief also tended to be superstitious and believed in the paranormal...
  72. ncbi Associative processing and paranormal belief
    L R Gianotti
    The KEY Institute for Brain Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 55:595-603. 2001
    ..Such a signal detection view of the presence/absence of judgments for loose semantic relations may help to elucidate the commonalities between creative thinking, paranormal belief and delusional ideation...
  73. ncbi Testing the McBeath hypothesis: relation of sexual orientation and belief in the paranormal
    M A Thalbourne
    Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia
    Psychol Rep 81:890. 1997
    ..As no differences were found in scores on belief/experience, there was no evidence for McBeath's hypothesis...
  74. ncbi Strong commitment to traditional Protestant religious beliefs is negatively related to beliefs in paranormal phenomena
    E L Hillstrom
    Department of Psychology, Wheaton College, IL 60187, USA
    Psychol Rep 86:183-9. 2000
    ..Substantial percentages of Nominal and Nonbelievers (30-50%) indicated at least moderate acceptance of the paranormal phenomena surveyed...
  75. ncbi How psychotic-like are paranormal beliefs?
    Matteo Cella
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London SE5 8AF, UK
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:897-900. 2012
    ..This study investigates the association of PLE and paranormal beliefs with psychological distress...
  76. ncbi A Bayes factor meta-analysis of recent extrasensory perception experiments: comment on Storm, Tressoldi, and Di Risio (2010)
    Jeffrey N Rouder
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Bull 139:241-7. 2013
    ..We argue that this value is unpersuasive in the context of psi because there is no plausible mechanism and because there are almost certainly omitted replication failures...
  77. pmc 'Trick', 'manipulation' and 'farce': Albert Moll's critique of occultism
    Heather Wolffram
    School of Humanities, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
    Med Hist 56:277-95. 2012
    ..he was eventually acquitted--was overshadowed, on the one hand, by a debate over the scientific status of parapsychology, and on the other, by the question of who--parapsychologists, occultists, psychiatrists or jurists--was ..
  78. ncbi Auras in mysticism and synaesthesia: a comparison
    E G Milán
    Departamento de Psicologia Experimental, Universidad de Granada, Campus de Cartuja s n, 18071 Granada, Spain
    Conscious Cogn 21:258-68. 2012
    ..The discrepancies found suggest that both phenomena are phenomenologically and behaviourally dissimilar...
  79. ncbi From the stage to the laboratory: magicians, psychologists, and the science of illusion
    Sofie Lachapelle
    Department of History, University of Guelph
    J Hist Behav Sci 44:319-34. 2008
    ..It argues that magicians saw themselves as men of science and that, by entering Binet's laboratory, they were responding to an opportunity to participate in a world to which they wished to belong...
  80. ncbi Erosion of belief and disbelief: effects of religiosity and negative affect on beliefs in the paranormal and supernatural
    R Beck
    Department of Psychology, Abilene Christian University, David Lipscomb University, USA
    J Soc Psychol 141:277-87. 2001
    ..Finally, the interaction of supernatural belief and negative affect significantly predicted belief in the paranormal...
  81. ncbi Are modern health worries, environmental concerns, or paranormal beliefs associated with perceptions of the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine?
    Mamta Jeswani
    University College London, London, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 15:599-609. 2010
    ..To investigate to what extent paranormal beliefs, modern health worries (MHWs), and environmental concerns were related to beliefs about, and behaviour associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)...
  82. ncbi Ambroise August Liébeault and psychic phenomena
    Carlos S Alvarado
    University of Virginia Health System, Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences 210 10th St NE, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    Am J Clin Hypn 52:111-21. 2009
    ....
  83. ncbi Jinn, psychiatry and contested notions of misfortune among east London Bangladeshis
    Simon Dein
    University College London, London, UK
    Transcult Psychiatry 45:31-55. 2008
    ..These explanations are contested by different groups in the community. The findings are examined within the context of a discourse on tradition and modernity with particular emphasis on Islam and modernity...
  84. ncbi Ghost and self: Jung's paradigm shift and a response to Zinkin
    Susan Rowland
    University of Greenwich, UK
    J Anal Psychol 54:697-715. 2009
    ..However, in the ambivalences and radical fictional experimentation of these fascinating texts can be discerned an-Other self, one both created and found...
  85. ncbi [The pure being of writing. Ecriture automatique in 19th century psychiatry and early surrealism (Breton/Soupault: Les champs magnétiques)]
    Maximilian Bergengruen
    Département de langue et de littérature allemandes, Universite de Geneve, Geneve 4
    Ber Wiss 32:82-99. 2009
    ..interested in the hysteria research that prevailed around the year 1900 (Pierre Janet, Alfred Binet) and in parapsychology (Frederic Myers)...
  86. ncbi [The characteristics of the fortuneteller--the trend towards the 'voluntary-knowledge' type of fortuneteller in contemporary Japanese society]
    H Taneda
    Department of Human Relations Sociology, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    J UOEH 23:263-76. 2001
    ..Why is such a type prominent? I answer this question by analyzing the relationship between the characteristics of the fortuneteller and the social structures...
  87. ncbi Red light facilitates the sensed presence elicited by application of weak, burst-firing magnetic fields over the temporal lobes
    Salvatore C Meli
    Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Neurosci 119:68-75. 2009
    ....
  88. ncbi Encounter with a traditional healer: Western and African therapeutic approaches in dialogue
    Suzanne Maiello
    J Anal Psychol 53:241-60. 2008
    ..Cultural differences in the role and importance of verbal language in the therapeutic relationship are described, and the importance and meaning of non-verbal forms of communication are explored...
  89. ncbi Apophenia, theory of mind and schizotypy: perceiving meaning and intentionality in randomness
    Sophie Fyfe
    Sub Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, UK
    Cortex 44:1316-25. 2008
    ..Perceiving meaning in randomness and, more particularly, attributing mental states where none are indicated, may be important factors in the formation of paranormal and delusional beliefs...
  90. ncbi In the interest of all who value their purse and their health: a brief history of the ''Vereniging tegen de Kwakzalverij''--Society Against Quackery--of the Netherlands
    Cees N M Renckens
    Dutch Society Against Quackery, Netherlands
    Eval Health Prof 32:343-8. 2009
    ..energy of the society focused mainly on magnetizers, especially after they gained support from the field of parapsychology, lay manipulators of the back and herb doctors...
  91. ncbi [Unusual motivation in double suicide of a lesbian couple. Phenomenology, psychodynamics and influence of contemporary values]
    W Grellner
    Aus dem Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universitat zu Koln
    Arch Kriminol 198:65-72. 1996
    ..The case is well-documented by diary records and will be discussed under phenomenological and psychodynamic aspects. Typical and atypical criteria of double suicides are featured...
  92. ncbi [Occultism, parapsychology and the esoteric from the perspective of psychopathology]
    C Scharfetter
    Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik Zürich
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 66:474-82. 1998
    The concepts and main themes of occultism, parapsychology and esoterics are set in comparison to religion, spirituality, mysticism. The cultural relativity of these concepts is emphasised...
  93. ncbi Relation of tolerance of ambiguity to global and specific paranormal experience
    J Houran
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA
    Psychol Rep 83:807-18. 1998
    ..These results are consistent with the idea that some paranormal experiences are misattributions of internal experience to external ('paranormal') sources, a process analogous to mechanisms underpinning delusions and hallucinations...
  94. ncbi Errors in autobiographical memory
    I E Hyman
    Psychology Department, Western Washington University, Bellingham 98225, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 18:933-47. 1998
    ..Thus, memories will often contain some small errors and occasionally some large errors. In this article, we describe several different types of memory errors and consider how these errors may influence therapy...
  95. ncbi Paranormal belief and attributional style
    R T Dudley
    Department of Psychology, Tarleton State University Texas A and M, Stephenville 76402, USA
    Psychol Rep 86:863-4. 2000
    ..Analysis showed significantly higher depressive attributional styles among high scorers on paranormal phenomena than low scorers...
  96. ncbi Possession experiences in dissociative identity disorder: a preliminary study
    Colin A Ross
    The Colin A Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, Richardson, Texas 75080, USA
    J Trauma Dissociation 12:393-400. 2011
    ..Trance, sleepwalking, paranormal, and possession experiences were much more common in the DID patients than in the 2 comparison samples. The study is preliminary and exploratory in nature because the samples were not matched in any way...
  97. ncbi A Bayes factor meta-analysis of Bem's ESP claim
    Jeffrey N Rouder
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 18:682-9. 2011
    ..Although this value is certainly noteworthy, we believe it is orders of magnitude lower than what is required to overcome appropriate skepticism of ESP...
  98. ncbi Why psychologists must change the way they analyze their data: the case of psi: comment on Bem (2011)
    Eric Jan Wagenmakers
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:426-32. 2011
    ..We conclude that Bem's p values do not indicate evidence in favor of precognition; instead, they indicate that experimental psychologists need to change the way they conduct their experiments and analyze their data...
  99. ncbi Ropelike birthmarks on children who claim to remember past lives
    I Stevenson
    University of Virginia, USA
    Psychol Rep 89:142-4. 2001
    ..Description of birthmarks having the pattern of strands of a rope in a second known case includes some verification of the correspondence between the birthmarks and injuries from ropes on an identified decreased person...
  100. ncbi Brain electric correlates of strong belief in paranormal phenomena: intracerebral EEG source and regional Omega complexity analyses
    D Pizzagalli
    The KEY Institute for Brain Mind Research, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 100:139-54. 2000
    ..These markers may constitute the neurophysiological basis for paranormal and schizotypal ideation...
  101. ncbi Death foretold
    A Biderman
    Department of Family Medicine, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 37:286-9. 2000
    ..We speculate on a possible link between the two, taking into consideration the fact that most people who prophesy their end are of an advanced age...

Research Grants4

  1. Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Psychological Research
    JEFFREY ROUDER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  2. Working Memory Effects in Sentence Comprehension
    MATTHEW TRAXLER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This knowledge may lead to insights that will help practitioners devise better ways of intervening with under-achieving populations. ..
  3. Cognitive Psychology of Traumatic Memory
    Richard McNally; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..g., fantasy proneness, imagery ability) that predict performance in these memory tasks is proposed. ..
  4. Goals, Identity, and Meaning in Life
    Laura King; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition, the consequences of the meaning making process for subsequent goal striving will be explored. ..