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- noun One who studies or is versed in parapsychology.
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- noun A person who purports to study or practice
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- noun someone who studies the evidence for such psychological phenomena as psychokinesis and telepathy and clairvoyance
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I wrote my editor at Penguin, who very apologetically told me that somehow the copy was rewritten after I approved the supposedly final version, and, so, on the cover (the covers are already being printed) Harvey will be described as a parapsychologist, even though he's nothing of the sort.
Or should I at once call the parapsychologist and arrange an interview?
'parapsychologist' and she gets hired for a New Orleans family to investigate their ancestral home, which seems to have some angry ghosts living there!
She is also a parapsychologist which directs the theme of the book.
Alaric tells him that his wife was a parapsychologist and her work led him here.
You should all know this: Charles Harvey, in The Red Tree, is not a parapsychologist.
Harold Ramis not only co-wrote that movie but also played the role of parapsychologist, aka ghostbuster, Dr. Egon Spengler.
Maybe it'll sell more books, if people think they're getting a parapsychologist (even though they're not).
Recently, it was pointed out to me that synopses of the book appearing online speak of him as a parapsychologist, which, as I've said, he is not.
The original The Entity was supposedly based on a true story where a woman believed she was being repeatedly raped and tortured by an unseen physical force in her own home and enlisted a parapsychologist to investigate what was happening.