Parapsychological research: A tutorial review and critical appraisal

@article{Hyman1986ParapsychologicalRA,
  title={Parapsychological research: A tutorial review and critical appraisal},
  author={Ray Hyman},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  year={1986},
  volume={74},
  pages={823-849}
}
  • R. Hyman
  • Published 1 June 1986
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
Beginning in the 1850s, some eminent scientists such as Robert Hare, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Sir William Crookes investigated the claims of spiritualist mediums and believed that they had demonstrated scientifically the existence of psychic phenomena. Critics, without examining the evidence, dismissed the claims out of hand and charged the offending scientists with gross incompetence or with fraud. Encouraged by the work of these early psychical researchers, a group of scholars founded the… Expand
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