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The Psychology of the Psychic

Marks, David, & Kammann, Richard

 The professed aim of this book by two New Zealand psychologists is to report on their investigation of several of the best known psychic claims of the 1970s: remote viewing, superpsychics Kreskin and Geller, an experiment conducted by Alister Hardy, and the case history approach of Arthur Koestler. The final three chapters contain an attempt to explain why so many people believe in nonexistent phenomena, and a discussion of how people can be deceived. Although some constructive criticisms of the research at Stanford Research Institute are offered, for the most part the book does not deal with the parapsychology of the parapsychologists but with that of the popular press.
Publisher Information:Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1980. 232p. Bibliography: 227-232; 21 figures; 14 illustrations; 16 tables
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