Advances in Parapsychological Research 10


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About the Book

This book consists of a collection of essays informing readers as to the contemporary status of selected cutting-edge issues in parapsychology (or “psi research”). Each chapter comprehensively reviews a controversial topic from a critical stance, and updates its status based on the latest theoretical and empirical considerations. Chapter authors are authoritative experts in their fields who have captured the complexity and importance of their topics. This is a resource for both the serious scholar and interested follower of psi research, containing in-depth analyses and discussions of topics that cannot be found elsewhere. Topics include cross-examinations of psychical investigations; a meta-analysis of anomalous information collected by mediums; an examination of the relationships between parapsychology, quantum theory and neuroscience; and a study of psychics’ involvement in police investigations.

About the Author(s)

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., former director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, is a professor at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science.

Adam J. Rock, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. His primary research interests are in the area of altered states of consciousness, mainly focused on shamanism, the conceptual problem of consciousness, and mediumship.

Harris L. Friedman, Ph.D., is a retired research professor of psychology from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and is a consulting and clinical psychologist. His many writings primarily focus on transpersonal psychology, as well as on issues related to culture.

Nancy L. Zingrone, Ph.D., is a senior core adjunct faculty member in psychology at Northcentral University. She is a life member of the American Psychological Association as well as a two-time past president of the Parapsychological Association, receiving its Outstanding Contribution Award in 2015 for her efforts to improve education in the field.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Stanley Krippner, Adam J. Rock, Harris L. Friedman and Nancy L. Zingrone
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7792-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4118-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction: Criticism, Proof, Process and Practical Applications
Stanley Krippner, Adam J. Rock, Harris L. Friedman and Nancy L. Zingrone 1
Too Strange to Be True? On Two Recent Efforts to Empirically Examine and Critically Assess Claims of Psychic Phenomena
Bryan J. Williams 15
A Meta-Analysis of Anomalous Information Reception by Mediums: Assessing the ­Forced-Choice Design in Mediumship Research, 2000–2020
Adam J. Rock, Einar B. Thorsteinsson, Patrizio E. Tressoldi and Natasha M. Loi 49
Parapsychology, Quantum Theory and Neuroscience
William G. Roll, Cheryl H. Alexander, Bryan J. Williams and Michael A. Persinger 70
Psychics and Police Investigations
Sybo A. Schouten 167
About the Contributors 219
Index 221

Book Reviews & Awards

“This is the latest volume in a longstanding monograph series that highlights quantifiable studies of parapsychology…the book comprises a collection of academic papers examining various aspects of parapsychology through a scientific lens…each paper appears well researched, with plenty of statistical evidence backing up theories invoked and conclusions drawn…recommended”—Choice