Parapsychology—Present and Future [para-c06]

AIPR Certificate in Parapsychology—Unit Outline

Parapsychology—Present and Future [para-c06]

Scope

  • basic problems faced by parapsychologists
  • recommendations for the future of psi research
  • integrating parapsychology into the rest of science
  • possible future research, including astrology, synchronicity, magic, and spirituality

Essay Topic

What changes in parapsychology do you deem most likely in the next 50 years and why?

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

Required Reading

Braud, W. (2005). The farther reaches of psi research: Future choices and possibilities. In M. A. Thalbourne & L. Storm (Eds.), Parapsychology in the 21st century: Essays on the future of psychical research (Chapter 3). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Krippner, S., & Hövelmann, G. (2005). The future of psi research: Recommendations in retrospect. In M. A. Thalbourne & L. Storm (Eds.), Parapsychology in the 21st century: Essays on the future of psychical research (Chapter 7). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Morris, R. L. (2005). Parapsychology in the 21st century. In M. A. Thalbourne & L. Storm (Eds.), Parapsychology in the 21st century: Essays on the future of psychical research (Chapter 2). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Braud, W. G. (2006). Novel theoretical, methodological, and empirical approaches to afterlife research. In L. Storm & M. A. Thalbourne (Eds.), The survival of human consciousness: Essays on the possibility of life after death (Chapter 4). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Optional Reading

Neppe, V. P., & Palmer, J. (2005). Subjective anomalous events: Perspectives for the future, voices from the past. In M. A. Thalbourne & L. Storm (Eds.), Parapsychology in the 21st century: Essays on the future of psychical research (Chapter 11). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Radin, R. (2005). What’s ahead? In M. A. Thalbourne & L. Storm (Eds.), Parapsychology in the 21st century: Essays on the future of psychical research (Chapter 1). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

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