AIPR Certificate in Parapsychology—Unit Outline
- the ‘real’ agenda of skeptics
- controversy in parapsychology
Discuss the controversial nature of parapsychology.
NOTE: Essay must be no longer than 2000 words and formatted in APA-style. (APA stands for American Psychological Association. All the references given below are in APA-style. Please follow that style in your essays.)
For guidance on how to write an essay, see: Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
Hansen, G. P. (2001a). CSICOP and the debunkers [PDF]. In G. P. Hansen, The trickster and the paranormal (Chapter 10). Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation.
Hansen, G. P. (2001b). Prominent “psychics” [PDF]. In G. P. Hansen, The trickster and the paranormal (Chapter 10). Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation.
Radin, D. I. (1997). A field guide to skepticism [Electronic version]. D. I. Radin, The conscious universe: The scientific truth of psychic phenomena (Chapter 13). San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins.
Hansen, G. P. (1992). CSICOP and the skeptics: An overview [Electronic version]. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 86, 9-63.
Thalbourne, M. A. (1995). Science versus showmanship: A history of the Randi hoax [PDF]. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 89, 344-366.