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parapsychology

 [par″ah-si-kol´ŏ-je]
the branch of psychology dealing with psychic effects and experiences that appear to fall outside the scope of physical law, e.g., telepathy and clairvoyance.

par·a·psy·chol·o·gy

(par'ă-sī-kol'ŏ-jē),
The study of extrasensory perception, such as thought transference (telepathy) and clairvoyance.

parapsychology

(păr′ə-sī-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, that are inexplicable by science.

par′a·psy′cho·log′i·cal (-sī′kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
par′a·psy·chol′o·gist n.

parapsychology

[-sīkol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, para + psyche, mind, logos, science
a branch of psychology concerned with the study of alleged psychic phenomena, such as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, and telepathy.

parapsychology

A field that attempts to apply scientific methods to studying “paranormal” phenomena which are unexplained by natural laws and principles of the physical universe (e.g., clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, telepathy).

par·a·psy·chol·o·gy

(par'ă-sī-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study of extrasensory perception, such as thought transference (telepathy) and clairvoyance.

parapsychology

The attempted study, by scientific methods, of a range of real or imagined phenomena not explicable by science. The subjects of parapsychology include EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION, telepathy, clairvoyance, spoon-bending and the movement of objects without physical force (telekinesis). The history of science has been a long and painful struggle to escape from the realms of magical thinking and superstition and many scientists are concerned at the possible dangers of conferring a kind of respectability and plausibility on matters which they consider to be without scientific basis.

parapsychology,

n the scientific study of psychic or psionic (‘psi’) phenomena, including extrasensory perception, precognition, psychokinesis, and telepathy.
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