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The Application of Learning Theory to ESP Performance (Parapsychological Monographs No. 15)

Tart, Charles T.

 Tart presents this monograph as follows: "Our great need is to train subjects so we have a reliable flow of ESP. The theory and studies reported here are aimed at answering this need. The first chapter is my original attempt to apply learning theory to ESP performance, originally published in 1966. In the years since then, a number of studies have strongly supported the application, and these are reviewed in Chapter II. The third chapter presents a small-scale study of the application that highlights some of the complexities, such as psi-missing, that an expanded theory will have to deal with. The fourth chapter is the heart of this monograph, for in it I and Dana Redington describe a major study that demonstrates that the feedback called for in the learning theory application can largely eliminate the usual decline in ESP performance and produce learning in some subjects. Notes on the behavior and internal processes of the five best subjects of the most successful experimenter, Gaines Thomas, are presented in Chapter V. Implications are discussed in Chapter VI. The Ten-Choice Trainer used in the main study is described in Appendix 1 for the benefit of researchers who wish to build similar devices. As an illustration of more sophisticated electronics technology for such training instruments, Appendix 2 reprints a description of ESPATESTER, a device I developed simultaneously with the original application of learning theory to ESP to facilitate this sort of research."
Publisher Information:New York: Parapsychology Foundation, 1975. 149p. 22 illus. 60 refs. Index
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