Edited by Etzel Cardeña, John Palmer and David Marcusson-Clavertz

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This is the first book in more than 40 years to provide a comprehensive scientific overview of research in the field of parapsychology, explaining what we know and don't know about so-called psi phenomena, such as telepathy, precognition or psychokinesis. Contributors evaluate the evidence for these phenomena, accounting for factors such as selective memory, wish fulfillment and incorrect methods or analyses, in some cases offering psychological, physical and biological theories.

31 chapters by 37 experts
» Part 1. Basic concepts
1. An overview of modern development in parapsychology / Nancy L. Zingrone, Carlos S. Alvarado and Gerd H. Hövelmann
2. Parapsychology in context: the big picture / Edward F. Kelly
3. The case against psi / Douglas M. Stokes

» Part 2. Research methods and statistical approaches
4. Experimental methods in anomalous cognition and anomalous perturbation research / John Palmer
5. Research methods with spontaneous case studies / Emily Williams Kelly and Jim B. Tucker
6. Macro-psychokinesis: methodological concerns / Graham Watkins
7. Statistical guidelines for empirical studies / Patrizio E. Tressoldi and Jessica Utts

» Part 3. Psychology and psi
8. Psychological concepts of psi function: a review and constructive critique / Rex G. Stanford
9. States, traits, cognitive variables and psi / Etzel Cardeña and David Marcusson-Clavertz
10. Ariadne's thread: meditation and psi / Serena M. Roney-Dougal

» Part 4. Biology and psi
11. Psi and biology: an evolutionary perspective / Richard S. Broughton
12. Drugs and psi phenomena / David Luke

» Part 5. Physics and psi
13. Quantum theory and parapsychology / Brian Millar
14. Physical correlates of psi / Adrian Ryan

» Part 6. Psi phenomena: anomalous cognition, perturbation and force
15. Explicit anomalous cognition: a review of the best evidence in ganzfeld, forced choice, remote viewing and dream studies / Johann Baptista, Max Derakhshani and Patrizio E. Tressoldi
16. Implicit anomalous cognition / John Palmer
17. Psi and psychophysiology / Dean Radin and Alan Pierce
18. Experimental research on distant intention phenomena / Stefan Schmidt
19. Macro-psychokinesis / Stephen E. Braude
20. Micro-psychokinesis / Mario Varvoglis and Peter A. Bancel
21. Implicit physical psi: the Global Consciousness Project / Roger D. Nelson
22. Experimenter effect in parapsychology research / John Palmer and Brian Millar

» Part 7. Psi phenomena: research on survival
23. Mental mediumship / Julie Beischel and Nancy L. Zingrone
24. Reincarnation: field studies and theoretical issues today / Antonia Mills and Jim B. Tucker
25. Ghosts and poltergeists: an eternal enigma / Michaeleen Maher
26. Electronic voice phenomena / Mark R. Leary and Tom Butler

» Part 8. Practical applications
27. Psi in everyday life: nonhuman and human / Rupert Sheldrake
28. Exceptional experiences (ExE) in clinical psychology / Martina Belz and Wolfgang Fach
29. Applied psi / Paul H. Smith and Garrett Moddel

» Part 9. To sum it up
30. On the usefulness of parapsychology for science at large / Gerd H. Hövelmann
31. On negative capability and parapsychology: personal reflections / Etzel Cardeña.