Richard S. Broughton Ph.D. Parapsychology

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Parapsychology

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"This is the bst piece of writing for the public on serious parapsychology to come along in many years. It is both well written and well time, providing hot-off-the-press coverage of themost recent developments in parapsychological research and thinking."
ROBERT L. MORRIS
Koestler Chair of Parapsychology
University of Edinborough
In this impressively documented work, Dr. Richard S. Broughton, Director of Research at the world-renowned Institute of Parapscyhology, illuminates the history and evolution of parapsychology and directly addresses the raging controversy over its very existence as a science. At the heart of the book he brings together a broad range of recent parapsychological research, from the U.S., China, and the former Soviet Union, complete with full descriptions of the actual techniques and explanations of how researchers apply scientific methods to study the baffling experiences that qualify as psi phenomena.
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In this survey of parapsychology, Dr. Richard S. Broughton addresses the misconceptions that lead people to label the field as pseudo science. This is a perfect introduction for the lay reader, avoiding the extremes of spectacle and jargon while giving an accurate account of the current state of parapsychology.

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Broughton, director of research at the Institute of Parapsychology in Durham, North Carolina, provides an accessible introduction to the science of parapsychology. Most readers will know something of psychic phenomena--basically extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, but also poltergeist activity, out-of-body experiences, and the like--even if their only knowledge is limited to the sensational aspects. Broughton describes in detail both real-life events and experiences, as well as laboratory experiments in the United States and abroad--some of which involve government researchers. Readers will come away with a sense of the serious research being done which indicates that parapsychology is a maturing science. The bibliography in the appendix is noteworthy. Recommended for all libraries as a basic, yet thorough introduction.
- John Moryl, Yeshiva Univ. Lib., New York
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