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Extrasensory perception. (reprint, 1969).

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Extrasensory perception. (reprint, 1969)

Ed. by Gertrude Raffel Schmeidler.

AldineTransaction

2009

166 pages

$29.95

Paperback

BF1321

In this reprint of a collection of journal articles (originally published in 1969 by Transaction Publishers), Schmeidler (professor emeritus of psychology, City University of New York) reviews the history of research on ESP, describes key research findings related to physical, physiological, and psychological factors affecting ESP research, and examines the evolution of criticisms of research in parapsychology. Of the nine journal articles, six have been selected to introduce ESP research and three to introduce the debate surrounding that research. Each journal article is followed by a comment in which Schmeidler relates the article to the field as a whole. The first three articles comprise a critical attack on the field, followed by a rebuttal, and then a more balanced overview of problems in the field. The other six articles describe studies of factors influencing ESP research. Most of the articles were first published in 1966, with a few earlier, in The Journal of Parapsychology, The International Journal of Parapsychology, and the International Journal of Neuropsychiatry. The book can be used as a supplement in a psychology class, and will be of interest to general readers as well as students. Schmeidler is past president of the Parapsychological Association and of the American Society for Psychical Research, and has written other books on parapsychology.

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