the branch of psychology that deals with the investigation of purportedly psychic phenomena, as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, telepathy, and the like.
Related formspar·a·psy·cho·log·i·cal, adjectivepar·a·psy·chol·o·gist, noun
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Contemporary Examples of parapsychology
He knows all about parapsychology, he had all the references, all the terms, all without me giving them to him.
Historical Examples of parapsychology
You are then, ah, presenting yourself as an authority on parapsychology, perhaps?
If I had asked you to attend an experiment in parapsychology, you'd have agreed at once.
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 Psionics and Parapsychology people weren't the only delegation to reach Blanley that day.
British Dictionary definitions for parapsychology
Derived Formsparapsychological (ˌpærəsaɪkəˈlɒʒɪkəl), adjectiveparapsychologist, noun
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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parapsychology in Medicine
Related formspar′a•psy′cho•log′i•cal (-sī′kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
The study of extrasensory perception, such as telepathy, psychokinesis, and clairvoyance.
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parapsychology in Culture
The study of extrasensory perception (ESP), communications with the dead, telekinesis (using mental energy to cause distant objects to move), and other mental phenomena that have not been explained or accepted by scientists. (See psychic research.)
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