“The Data Are Irrelevant”: Response to Reber and Alcock (2019)
The rebuttal by Reber and Alcock (2019a,b) to an umbrella review of multiple meta-analyses on the evidence for parapsychological (psi) phenomena (Cardena 2018) did not engage deliberately with its…
Reassessing the “Impossible”: A Critical Commentary on Reber and Alcock’s “Why Parapsychological Claims Cannot Be True”
- PsychologyJournal of Scientific Exploration
A critical commentary is offered on a skeptical rebuttal made by Arthur Reber and James Alcock in the July/August 2019 issue of Skeptical Inquirer , which came in response to an article by Etzel…
Should We Accept Arguments from Skeptics to Ignore the Psi Data? A Comment on Reber and Alcock’s “Searching for the Impossible”
Reber and Alcock have recently made a sharp attack on the entire psi literature, and in particular a recent overview by Cardena of the meta-analyses across various categories of psi. They claim the…
ARE DIFFERENT STANDARDS WARRANTED TO EVALUATE PSI?1
Throughout the debate on psi, skeptics have almost universally insisted on different standards for evaluating the evidence, claiming that psi represents a radical departure from our current…
Psychedelic Telepathy: An Interview Study
This article presents an interview study of telepathic experiences induced by psychedelic drugs, with the aim of broadening our understanding of the nature and characteristics of such experiences. Of…
The experimental evidence for parapsychological phenomena: A review.
- PsychologyThe American psychologist
The domain of psi is clarified, recent theories from physics and psychology that present psi phenomena as at least plausible are summarized, and an overview of recent/updated meta-analyses are provided.
As it occurred to me: lessons learned in researching parapsychological claims
- Psychology, Education
I have been involved in parapsychology for a little over 25 years (including my time as a PhD student), so in preparing this paper I’ve welcomed the opportunity to reflect on that experience to see…
A Mixed Methods Study of Telepathic Interspecies Communication with Therapeutic Riding Horses and Their Recovering Wounded Veteran Partners
Telepathic parapsychology research is a subject of much debate. This small pilot study explored the proposition that telepathic communication between humans and therapy equines may be possible with a…
Relationships between conspiracy mentality, hyperactive agency detection, and schizotypy: Supernatural forces at work?
A mixed methods exploratory study of alleged telepathic interspecies communication with domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
This research explored the proposition that alleged telepathic interspecies communication, or human telepathic connection to animals, may be possible by learning simple contemplative/ meditative…