Student Belief and Involvement in the Paranormal and Performance in Introductory Psychology

  title={Student Belief and Involvement in the Paranormal and Performance in Introductory Psychology},
  author={Wayne S. Messer and R. Griggs},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  pages={187 - 191}
  • Wayne S. Messer, R. Griggs
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology
  • Teaching of Psychology
  • Student belief and. involvement in 10 paranormal phenomena were assessed via questionnaire. Prevalence of belief was extensive, with over 99% of the sample expressing belief in at least one phenomenon. Personal involvement was less prevalent but substantial. Over 65% indicated personal involvement in at least one phenomenon. In addition, men who believed in ESP/psycho-kinesis and firewalking and women who felt they had personally experienced precognition during dreams had significantly lower… CONTINUE READING
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