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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parapsychological - beyond normal physical explanation
paranormal - not in accordance with scientific laws; "what seemed to be paranormal manifestations"
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[ˌpærəsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJparapsicológico
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To begin, the good news is that as far as the health of the Parapsychological Association goes, our membership in 2018 is approaching 400, which is higher than it has ever been.
From UFOs to secret aircraft and the CIA, shadowy government programs and unexplained events surrounding Area 51 are illuminated, including: The government's Nevada land-grab at Paradise Ranch; The U-2, the Blackbird, and the A-12 tests, refinements, and flights; The Robert Scott Lazar revelations; Roswell Incident and Project Mogul; The development of "black helicopters"; The "Autopsies--Bodies Unknown Origin 47" file; Intelligence gathering through ESP, parapsychological, and mind control; Secret research on teleportation; Vast, hollowed-out chambers, tunnels, and hidden underground facilities.
My parents once told me that when they initially encountered this activity, they had attributed it to a figment of their imagination, until a visitor from a university abroad, who was perhaps a pioneer in parapsychological research, had asked them specifically if they had ever experienced such phenomenon, which was a sign of Extra Sensory Perception or ESP.
Ramakrishna Rao (who is a philosopher and psychologist with expertise in Indian psychology, consciousness studies and parapsychological research; has published nearly 200 research papers and 15 books; served as the executive director of the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man; was the founder, head and professor of the Department of Psychology and Parapsychology; and vice-chancellor, Andhra University; and is currently president of the Asian Congress of Philosophy) offers comprehensive overview of the discipline of parapsychology and presents a full understanding of both its concepts, theories and methods, and its controversies, problems and prospects.
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Krippner (psychology, Saybrook U.), Rock, Beischel, Friedman, and Fracasso bring together a group of psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists, and mental health practitioners from the US, Europe, and Australia, who present nine essays detailing advances in parapsychological research.
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Oregon passed a law saying that a seller was not required to reveal that the property had been the scene of a crime, and witchy Massachusetts excused sellers from disclosing any "alleged parapsychological or supernatural phenomenon." Haunted-home buyers, unable to get relief from judges, now must seek out exorcists.
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