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What Is Parapsychology

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Parapsychology involves studying phenomena that are beyond the known sensory and cognitive abilities including topics such as near-death experiences, psychic abilities, out-of-body experiences, precognition and psychokinesis.

Parapsychology lies outside the realm of mainstream psychology and is regarded by many as a pseudoscience. However, it is studied in privately funded research laboratories in the U.S., the United Kingdom and other countries. There are also several parapsychology journals including the Journal of Parapsychology and the Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Learn more about the field of parapsychology in these helpful links from Austin Cline, black-rose-bielefeld.de's Guide to Atheism:
  • What is Parapsychology? Introduction to Parapsychology, Psychics, and the Paranormal
  • Parapsychology and Science: Why Do Some Treat Parapsychology as a Science?
  • Does Parapsychology Do Any Harm? Comfortable Beliefs vs. Uncomfortable Truths

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