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Anomalistic psychology

Author: Nicola Holt
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave insights in psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the ancient world to the present day, anomalous experiences - such as apparitions, premonitions, out-of-body and near-death experiences - provide stories that continue to mystify and intrigue. In this lively introduction, the authors investigate what these stories signify, and why some people turn to the paranormal for explanation. From defining anomalous experiences to examining the psychological models and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Holt
ISBN: 9780230301504 0230301509
OCLC Number: 747533332
Description: ix, 252 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction & overview --
Cognitive explanations --
Personality and individual difference explanations --
Explanations for superstitious beliefs and behaviour --
Pseudoscience and the scientific status of parapsychology--
Methodological issues related to the study of psi --
Apparitions --
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Out-of-body experiences and near-death experiences --
Mental Mediumship --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Palgrave insights in psychology.
Responsibility: Nicola Holt [and others].
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How can psychologists explain strange experiences such as hallucinations or unusual beliefs in ghosts and angels? This compelling introduction aims to uncover how and why such beliefs occur,  Read more...

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