- the branch of psychology that deals with the investigation of purportedly psychic phenomena, as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, telepathy, and the like.
Origin of parapsychology
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Examples from the Web for parapsychology
He knows all about parapsychology, he had all the references, all the terms, all without me giving them to him.Ghostbusters Is Real!
October 26, 2009
You are then, ah, presenting yourself as an authority on parapsychology, perhaps?The Best Made Plans
Everett B. Cole
If I had asked you to attend an experiment in parapsychology, you'd have agreed at once.Sense from Thought Divide
Mark Irvin Clifton
He described the interview with the Psionics and Parapsychology people.
Various tags are used to name them under the heading of parapsychology, magic, and non-verbal communication.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The Psionics and Parapsychology people weren't the only delegation to reach Blanley that day.
- the study of mental phenomena, such as telepathy, which are beyond the scope of normal physical explanation
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Word Origin and History for parapsychology
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- The study of extrasensory perception, such as telepathy, psychokinesis, and clairvoyance.
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