The Journal of Parapsychology

A semiannual journal of experimental research results in the field of parapsychology. Published by the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 2, Fall

A Survey of Dissociation, Boundary-Thinness, and Psychological Wellbeing in Spiritualist Mental Mediumship
Mental mediums Claim to receive information in the form of auditory, visual, or somatic perceptions that are not available to others. This information ostensibly derives from deceased persons and therefore is purported to demonstrate evidence of survival...
Correlates of Paranormal Beliefs, I: Schizotypy
Belief in the paranormal in the general population is highly prevalent (Ede, 2000; Eve & Dunn, 1990; Greeley, 1975; Kallery, 2001; Newport & Strausberg, 2001; Orenstein, 2002; Rice, 9003; Vyse, 1997; Yates & Chandler, 2000; Zusne &...
Does Autonomic Nervous System Activity Correlate with Events Conventionally Considered as Unperceivable? Using a Guessing Task with Physiological Measurement
There are several reports on the anomalous effects of events conventionally considered as not perceivable on affect, cognition, and behavior. This means that these events occur in an unforeseeable manner in the future and/or spatially separated from...
Experiential Reclamation and First Person Parapsychology
When J. B. Rhine proposed the formation of the Parapsychological Association (PA) in 1957, he intended that the organisation be both a professional and an international group, in order to better promote communication between the scattered academics...
Helmut Schmidt: 1928-2011
Bold. Brilliant. Creative. Generous and compassionate when he nurtured budding researchers into breathtaking new frontiers. Quiet though animated when he communicated to colleagues about the mysteries of the universe and our place in it. Helmut Schmidt...
Hypnotizability, Alterations in Consciousness, and Other Variables as Predictors of Performance in a Ganzfeld Psi Task
The sensory homogenization procedure known as ganzfeld remains one of the most widely used techniques in parapsychological research (Bem & Honorton, 1994; Milton & Wiseman, 1999; Storm, Tressoldi, & Di Risio, 2010). It has been thought...
Martin Johnson: 1930-2011
Martin Johnson grew up on a farm in Vasterbotten, one of Sweden's most northern provinces, in which there are still today people who attempt to either revive or keep the old shamanistic traditions alive. Growing up in an environment with rich folklore,...
Milan Ryzl: 1928-2011
On July 9, 2011, parapsychology lost another of its prominent researchers when Milan Ryzl passed away. A native Czech, Ryzl received his Ph.D. in natural sciences (physics and chemistry) from the University of Prague. Having been associated with the...
On Bem and Bayse
A key objective of parapsychologists has always been to gain acceptance of the existence of psi from mainstream scientists. Crucial to that effort is support from prominent scientists in mainstream fields. In recent years, the most important of these...
The Validity of the Meta-Analytic Method in Addressing the Issue of Psi Replicability
Meta-Analysis and Replication in Psi Research Replication is critical in demonstrating that a given result is not due to chance or artifact (Lykken, 1968) and, indeed, most traditional philosophies of science list replicability as a requisite for...
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