Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science

Editors: May, Edwin C. and Marwaha, Sonali Bhatt
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 978-1-44-083287-1
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 35
Book Status: Pending
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This title introduces ESP -- also known as anomalous cognition-and psychokinesis, addressing the history, research, philosophy, and scientific theories surrounding the phenomena. With contributions from leading research scientists from within the field of parapsychology and other areas of study, this reference addresses the fundamental questions that the evidence of ESP evokes; examines parapsychology research from all over the world; and explores the controversies, skepticism, and contemporary criticism disparaging the field.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword - James H. Fallon
  • Preface
  • Volume I History, Controversy, and Research
  • 1. The Fundamentals of Psi - Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha
  • Part I: History of Psi Research
  • 2. A Brief History of Psi Research - Nancy L. Zingrone and Carlos S. Alvarado
  • 3. Mind and Knowledge at the Margins: On the Possible Revitalization of Research on Mind and Knowledge through a Reunion between Philosophical and Psychical Research - Anand Jayprakash Vaidya
  • Part II: Psi Research and Skepticism
  • 4. ESP, Causation, and the Possibility of Precognition - Richard Corry
  • 5. The Psychology of Belief and Disbelief in the Paranormal - Christopher C. French
  • 6. A Skeptical Eye on Psi - Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Ruud Wetzels, Denny Borsboom, Rogier Andrew Kievit, and Han L. J. van der Maas
  • Part III: Psi Research
  • 7. What Constitutes Replication in Parapsychology? - Jessica Utts
  • 8. Anomalous Cognition and Psychokinesis Research in European Labs - Patrizio Tressoldi and Michael Duggan
  • 9. Anomalous Cognition/ESP and Psychokinesis Research in the United States - Loyd Auerbach, Dominic Parker, and Sheila Smith
  • 10. Anomalous Cognition and Psychokinesis Research in Australian and Asian Labs - Lance Storm and Adam J. Rock
  • 11. Evidence for Precognition from Applied Remote Viewing - Joseph W. McMoneagle
  • 12. Psychophysiology and Anomalous Cognition - Dean Radin
  • 13. Neuroscientific Investigation of Anomalous Cognition - Michael A. Persinger
  • 14. Variation of ESP by Season, Local Sidereal Time, and Geomagnetic Activity - Adrian Ryan and S. James P. Spottiswoode
  • Volume II Theories of Psi
  • 1. Fundamental Issues for Psi Theorists - Sonali Bhatt Marwaha and Edwin C. May
  • Part I: Theories of Psi
  • 2. Higher Dimensions of Space and Time and Their Implications for Psi - Bernard Carr
  • 3. Physics beyond Causality: Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics and Certain Experimental Anomalies - Richard Shoup
  • 4. Remembrance of Things Future: A Case for Retrocausation and Precognition - Daniel P. Sheehan
  • 5. What You Always Wanted to Know about the Observational Theories - Brian Millar
  • 6. Entropy and Precognition: The Physics Domain of the Multiphasic Model of Precognition - Edwin C. May and Joseph G. Depp
  • 7. The Multiphasic Model of Precognition - Sonali Bhatt Marwaha and Edwin C. May
  • 8. Consciousness-Induced Restoration of Time Symmetry - Dick J. Bierman
  • 9. Activational Model of ESP - Zoltán Vassy
  • 10. Experimenter Psi: A View of Decision Augmentation Theory - Edwin C. May
  • 11. The Model of Pragmatic Information - Walter von Lucadou
  • 12. First Sight: A Way of Thinking about the Mind, and a Theory of Psi - James Carpenter
  • 13. Anomalous Cognition and the Case for Mind-Body Dualism - David Rousseau
  • Part II: The Future of Psi Research
  • 14. Has Science Developed the Competence to Confront the Paranormal? - Charles Honorton
  • 15. Next Step: Process-Oriented Research: Guidelines for Experimenters - Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha
  • Appendix 1: General PK Protocol
  • Appendix 2: Precognition/Remote Viewing Protocol
  • Appendix 3: Research Organizations and Journals
  • Glossary
  • About the Editors and Contributors