History of Parapsychology (1882-1932) [para-c01]

AIPR Certificate in Parapsychology—Unit Outline

History of Parapsychology (1882-1932) [para-c01]


  • origins of parapsychological research and psychical investigation
  • spiritualism
  • various categories of evidence for life after death

Essay Topic

Review the achievements of the early psychical researchers.

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

Alvarado, C. S. (2005). Historical writings on parapsychology and its contributions to psychology. In P. Gaunt (Ed.). PSYPIONEER, 1[20] (pp. 270-274). www.pflyceum.org/85.html

Gregory, C. (1989). A willing suspension of disbelief: Victorian reactions to the spiritualist phenomena (PDF). http://cas.loyno.edu/sites/chn.loyno.edu/files/A%20Willing%20Suspension%20of%20Disbelief_Victorial%20Reactions%20to%20the%20Spiritualist%20Phenomena.pdf

Nartonis, D. K. (2010). The rise of 19th-century American spiritualism. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2010.01515.x/pdf

Osis, K. (1989). Life after death. www.aspr.com/osis.html

Optional Reading

Alvarado, C. S. (2013). Distortions of parapsychological history: I. https://carlossalvarado.wordpress.com/tag/history-of-parapsychology-distortion-of-history-of-parapsychology/


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