American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, that are inexplicable by science.
- n. The study of that which cannot yet be explained; psychic or occult phenomena, such as telepathy and ghosts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The field of study concerned with psychological phenomena not explainable by the laws of physics, especially extrasensory perception, telepathy, psychokinesis, precognition, and clairvoyance.
- n. phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
- From para- (after paranormal) + psychology. (Wiktionary)
“The word parapsychology was coined by German philosopher Max Dessoir, while still a student.”
“We need to remember that what we call parapsychology today has a history that is far older than the scientific method we demand to verify it.”
“In a recent very scholarly 843-page anthology titled The Nature of Consciousness I found in the index one trivial reference to the word parapsychology.”
“J.B. Rhine, who actually coined the term parapsychology, along with his colleagues sought to uncover the truth about various phenomena using scientific methods.”
“Now, with all of the residents long since dead, and the house sitting as a shell of it's former glory, a dying millionaire who now owns the property has hired Dr. Lionel Barrett -- a specialist in parapsychology and paranormal phenomena -- to learn the secret of what is now known as Hell House.”
“I know that you will probably automatically reject this, but many experiments in parapsychology have demonstrated this phenomenon where simple "intentionality" or desire for something in human and animal consciousness apparently can influence the past state of a causally related system, in particular an electronic random event generator.”
“This book provides a readable and careful review of a large body of scientific research in what is often termed parapsychology.”
“There’s some work on ‘Skeptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology’.”
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“Wheeler calls parapsychology a "pseudo" or "pathological" science on the grounds that "every science that is a science has hundreds of hard results, but search fails to turn up a single one in parapsychology.”
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