Parapsychology: The Controversial Science.

9780712652933: Parapsychology: The Controversial Science.

A survey of parapsychology for everyone from lay readers to professionals. Part 1 describes the debates about the validity of paranormal experiences. Part 2 distinguishes between what is "known" and what is speculation in each field - ESP, life after death, psychokinesis, ghosts and poltergeists. Part 3 includes new research from India and Russia and looks to the future.

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In this survey of parapsychology, Dr. Richard S. Broughton addresses the misconceptions that lead people to label the field as pseudo science. This is a perfect introduction for the lay reader, avoiding the extremes of spectacle and jargon while giving an accurate account of the current state of parapsychology.

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"This is the bst piece of writing for the public on serious parapsychology to come along in many years. It is both well written and well time, providing hot-off-the-press coverage of themost recent developments in parapsychological research and thinking."
Koestler Chair of Parapsychology
University of Edinborough
In this impressively documented work, Dr. Richard S. Broughton, Director of Research at the world-renowned Institute of Parapscyhology, illuminates the history and evolution of parapsychology and directly addresses the raging controversy over its very existence as a science. At the heart of the book he brings together a broad range of recent parapsychological research, from the U.S., China, and the former Soviet Union, complete with full descriptions of the actual techniques and explanations of how researchers apply scientific methods to study the baffling experiences that qualify as psi phenomena.
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