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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.
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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
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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.
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parapsychology

the branch of psychology that studies psychic phenomena, as telepathy, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, and the like. — parapsychological, adj.
See also: Psychology
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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
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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
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parapsychology

[ˌpærəsaɪˈkɒlədʒi] nparapsychologie f
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parapsychology

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parapsychology

[ˌpærəsaɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] nparapsicologia
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par·a·psy·chol·o·gy

n. parapsicología, estudio de fenómenos psíquicos tales como la telepatía y la percepción extrasensorial.
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References in periodicals archive ?
May, who specializes in parapsychology (psi) research and was the former director of the Star Gate program, and Marwaha, a researcher specializing in the synthesis of cognitive sciences and psi research, provide reports of the US government program Star Gate, which researched the validity of extrasensory perception and parapsychology and their applications to problems of US national security.
In my presentation today, I will first discuss why I would like to replace the term "parapsychology," then I will discuss psi, magic, and the esoteric traditions as a strategy for uncovering clues that might inform an explanatory model of psi.
In last week's column ('The science of the unscientific'), I mentioned that some American and European universities offer graduate degree courses in parapsychology (called psychotronics, paraphysics or bioenergy research in Europe).
Kelly, MsD., is President and Professor of Scientific Parapsychology at the University of Alternative Studies (UAS), and the author of 4 other educational books and numerous papers on the subject of scientific parapsychology.
Essays detail the contributions of psychiatrist Jule Eisenbud; a research project on the effects of group consciousness on electronic random event generators; dream ESP studies; the importance of theory-driven research and the theories of psychopraxia, mediated instrumental response, and synchronicity; Bayesian and quantum modeling approaches to analyzing evidence of ESP with participants in the Ganzfeld state; the application of consciousness to parapsychology; physiological studies that investigate parapsychology at the unconscious level; the anomalies associated with distant healing; and expanding parapsychology research and knowledge.
Science and parapsychology investigations blend in a survey that documents how the deceased do talk with the living in a recommendation for any collection strong in parapsychology.
The stepchildren of science; psychical research and parapsychology in Germany, c.1870-1939.
The 10-week course costs pounds 38, or pounds 6 for people on benefits, and will include perception, parapsychology and relationships.
Two decades after the Hollywood blockbuster introduced the concept of parapsychology to an audience of millions, a number of research centres in the UK are now dedicated to the field.
IT CHARTS the work of the fictional parapsychology unit at Glasgow's Clyde University.
So they call Douglas Monaghan (Bill Paterson), the professor of parapsychology at Clyde University.
The new parapsychology course starts in September and is one of three full-time masters courses that have been set up in the UK to examine things that go bump in the night.