parapsychology

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par·a·psy·chol·o·gy

 (păr′ə-sī-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, that are inexplicable by science.

par′a·psy′cho·log′i·cal (-sī′kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
par′a·psy·chol′o·gist n.

parapsychology

(ˌpærəsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the study of mental phenomena, such as telepathy, which are beyond the scope of normal physical explanation
2. (Psychology) the study of mental phenomena, such as telepathy, which are beyond the scope of normal physical explanation
parapsychological adj
ˌparapsyˈchologist n

par•a•psy•chol•o•gy

(ˌpær ə saɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the branch of psychology that studies psychic phenomena, as telepathy.
[1925–30]
par`a•psy`cho•log′i•cal, adj.
par`a•psy•chol′o•gist, n.

parapsychology

the branch of psychology that studies psychic phenomena, as telepathy, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, and the like. — parapsychological, adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parapsychology - phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
clairvoyance, E.S.P., ESP, extrasensory perception, second sight - apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
psychokinesis, telekinesis - the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force
spirit rapping, table rapping, table tapping - alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
table lifting, table tilting, table tipping, table turning - manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
Translations
parapsicologia
parapsychologie
parapsühholoogia
parapsykologia
parapsihologija
parapszichológia
超心理学
초심리학
parapsichologija
parapsychologie
parapsykologi
parapsychologia
parapsicologiapesquisa psi
parapsihologie
parapsychológia
parapsykologi

parapsychology

[ˌpærəsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] Nparapsicología f

parapsychology

[ˌpærəsaɪˈkɒlədʒi] nparapsychologie f

parapsychology

parapsychology

[ˌpærəsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] nparapsicologia

par·a·psy·chol·o·gy

n. parapsicología, estudio de fenómenos psíquicos tales como la telepatía y la percepción extrasensorial.
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The matter is more in the line of psychical research than medical.
95, PB, 58pp) by Algernon Blackwood tells the story of Aunt Julia, an elderly spinster with a mania for psychical research, who has the keys to the haunted house on the square.
These are a good number of documented cases and verified communications with the spirits of the dead from the annals of the American and British Psychical Research Societies, and from the testimonies of thousands of people around the world.
It was in that milieu that the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) was founded in London in 1882.
The Society for Psychical Research said: "This sounds like an authentic case of poltergeist haunting.
Ducasse, in particular) directed their attention to the material amassed by the Society for Psychical Research and similar organizations on problems related to the survival of consciousness and personality after death.
Membership of the Scottish Society for Psychical Research, set up as a "fire brigade" for people having trouble with ghosts, has dwindled from more than 200 to just 50.
For someone who has had "absolutely zero supernatural experiences", Spall found a number of striking personal connections to the story along the way - including the fact that his mum "started a PhD in Victorian psychical research but didn't finish it".
My mum actually studied psychical research as part of her PhD," he smiles.
Among the topics are folk psychology and its implications for cognitive science, perception and action in East and West, neural nets from Hartley and Hebb to Hinton, a biographical introduction to James Sully's Studies of Childhood, relations between psychical research and academic psychology in Britain during the inter-war period, and the other woman.
Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 54, 38-60.
For example, psychical research, spiritualism, somnambulism, philosophy and psychology all feature prominently in the scientific content used to put forward the book's argument even though these modes of investigation are not traditionally thought of as either brain science, neurology or rigid biological determinism in any straightforward sense.