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CRC Press
07 May 2019
Psychology; Parapsychological studies
Can mediums communicate with the dead? Do people really believe they've been abducted by aliens? Why do some people make life decisions based on their horoscope?

The Psychology of the Paranormal explores some commonly held beliefs regarding experiences so strange they can defy an obvious scientific explanation. The book explains how psychologists have conducted experiments to provide insight into phenomena such as clairvoyance, astrology, and alien abduction, as well as teaching us fundamental truths about human belief systems.

From debunking myths about Extra Sensory Perception, to considering whether our lives can truly be fated by the stars, The Psychology of the Paranormal shows us that however unlikely, belief in the paranormal will continue to be widespread.
By:   David Groome (Formerly at the University of Westminster UK), Michael Eysenck (Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the psychology department at Royal Holloway University of London, UK), Robin Law (Westminster University, UK)
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 133mm, 
Weight:   113g
ISBN:   9781138307889
ISBN 10:   1138307882
Series:   Psychology of Everything
Pages:   92
Publication Date:   07 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Astrology Chapter 3 Extra-sensory perception Chapter 4 Spirits and mediums Chapter 5 Alien encounters and abductions Chapter 6 Religious beliefs Chapter 7 Explaining paranormal beliefs

David Groome was formerly Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UK. In 2009, he received the BPS Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology. Michael Eysenck is Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University and Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Robin Law is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UK.

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