The Experimental Evidence For Parapsychological Phenomena: A Review

Cardeña, E. (2018, May 24).The Experimental Evidence for Parapsychological Phenomena: A Review. American Psychologist. Advance online publication .

This article presents a comprehensive integration of current experimental evidence and theories about so-called parapsychological (psi) phenomena. Throughout history, people have reported events that seem to violate the common sense view of space and time.

This evidence provides cumulative support for the reality of psi, which cannot be readily explained away by the quality of the studies, fraud, selective reporting, experimental or analytical incompetence, or other frequent criticisms.

Etzel Cardeña heads CERCAP, the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology. 

He and his collaborators conduct research on anomalous experiences, the neurophenomenology of hypnotic phenomena, high hypnotizability and dissociation, the relation between hypnotizability and performance in psi tasks, and dissociative reactions to trauma. Cardeña studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana in México and completed an MA in clinical psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada, and an MA and PhD in Personality Psychology at the University of California, Davis. His doctoral thesis under the supervision of Charles Tart was on the phenomenology of deep states of hypnosis.