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The Psychology of the Paranormal

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ISBN 9781138307889
Published April 15, 2019 by Routledge
100 Pages

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Book Description

Can mediums communicate with the dead? Do people really believe they’ve been abducted by aliens? Why do some people make life decisions based on their horoscope?

The Psychology of the Paranormal explores some commonly held beliefs regarding experiences so strange they can defy an obvious scientific explanation. The book explains how psychologists have conducted experiments to provide insight into phenomena such as clairvoyance, astrology, and alien abduction, as well as teaching us fundamental truths about human belief systems.

From debunking myths about Extra Sensory Perception, to considering whether our lives can truly be fated by the stars, The Psychology of the Paranormal shows us that however unlikely, belief in the paranormal will continue to be widespread.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Astrology

Chapter 3 Extra-sensory perception

Chapter 4 Spirits and mediums

Chapter 5 Alien encounters and abductions

Chapter 6 Religious beliefs

Chapter 7 Explaining paranormal beliefs

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David Groome was formerly Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UK. In 2009, he received the BPS Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology.

Michael Eysenck is Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University and Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Robin Law is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UK.