Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Conflicit1ve Psi Experiences: A Survey with Implications for Clinical Parapsychology

Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Conflicit1ve Psi Experiences: A Survey with Implications for Clinical Parapsychology

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We are grateful to the Bial Foundation for their financial support of this research project. Thanks are also due to Carlos S. Alvarado, Nancy Zingrone, and Stanley Krippner or help with the translation and for reviewing the English version of this article.

ABSTRACT: Surveys have been one of the most valuable research instruments for studying the psychological and social dimensions of parapsychology. Surveys seem to show that there is a high prevalence of spontaneous experiences in the general population. This article explores in a descriptive way the incidence of conflict produced by spontaneous psi experiences. Two hundred sixty Argentineans participated in the study; 58.8% were women, and 41.2% were men (M age = 44.65, SD = 14.26). Most of the participants were interested in parapsychology and in psi phenomena. Using questionnaires, the authors determined the type and frequency of participants' psi experiences and whether the experiences were conflictive or traumatic for them. …

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