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. 82, No. 1, Spring

Angelos Tanagras: The Lost Diary the Life and Works of the "Father" of Greek Parapsychology Based on His Handwritten Documents
[phrase omitted] [ANGELOS TANAGRAS: THE LOST DIARY THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE "FATHER" OF GREEK PARAPSYCHOLOGY BASED ON HIS HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS]. Research and comments by Nikolaos Koumartzis. In Greek (with endorsements and introduction in English)....
A Test of Reward Contingent Precall
Abstract: Precall represents improved memory for material practiced after the recall test. Such behavior has been suggested to serve the needs/motives of the individual. However, attempts to examine this have met with limited success, possibly reflecting...
Belief in the Paranormal: A State, or a Trait?
Abstract: Although belief in paranormal phenomena has long been studied as if it were a psychological trait, many commentators recently have preferred to define beliefs as a psychological state. Somewhat surprisingly, the psychometric decomposition...
Correspondence
To the editor, I am writing to make a correction to Zdrenka &. Wilson's (2017) publication "Individual Difference Correlates of Psi Performance in Forced-Choice Precognition Experiments: A Meta-Analysis (19452016)," which appeared in the spring...
Creation and Validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale
Abstract: This study aimed to create and validate a new scale, the "Belief in the Supernatural Scale." Study one used an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) to reduce an initial item pool of 71 items to 44 and to identify a factor structure with 382...
Keeping Up Is Hard to Do
In a past editorial (Cardena, 2017) I made the case that those engaged in psi research, as in all other scientific endeavors, must have a good knowledge of their field's previous research and theoretical work. In this Editorial I turn to the present...
Open Data in Parapsychology: Introducing Psi Open Data
Abstract: Open data in science brings important benefits, most notably the potential to accelerate scientific discovery, and the ability for the community to verify research findings. In addition to exploring these benefits, this paper considers concerns...
Reincarnation in America: An Esoteric History
REINCARNATION IN AMERICA: AN ESOTERIC HISTORY, by Lee Irwin. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. Pp. xxvi + 446. $130.00 (hardcover). ISBN 978-1-4985-407-7. Lee Irwin is Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston in South Carolina....
Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife
SURVIVING DEATH: A JOURNALIST INVESTIGATES EVIDENCE FOR AN AFTERLIFE, by Leslie Kean. New York: Crown Archetype, 2017. Pp. viii + 408. $27.00 (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-553-41961-0 Whether, and if so in what form, humans (and other sentient beings,...
Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence
VARIETIES OF ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCE: EXAMINING THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE (2nd ed), edited by Etzel Cardena, Steven Jay Lynn, and Stanley Krippner. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2015. Pp. xi + 452 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1-4338-1529-4...
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