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AIPR Certificate in Parapsychology—Unit Outline


The Parapsychology of J. B. Rhine [para-c02]



  • J. B. Rhine’s experiments at Duke University and later approaches to testing ESP and PK

Essay Topic

Compare Rhine's approach to testing ESP or PK (or both) with more recent techniques.


NOTE: Essay must be no longer than 2000 words and formatted in APA-style[1]


For a guideline in how to write essays, see:


Guide To Writing A Basic Essay



Required Reading


Mishlove, J. (1975). Extra-sensory perception (ESP). The roots of consciousness (Section II). New York: Random House.

Mishlove, J. (1975). Psychokinesis. The roots of consciousness (Section II). New York: Random House.



Optional Reading


Alvarado, C. S. (2011). Prescribing for parapsychology: Note on J. B. Rhine's writings in the Journal of Parapsychology. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 11, 89-99.

Ullman, M. (1980). Parapsychology. Retrieved December 7, 2011, from:



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