Book News The new edition of a university textbook. Irwin (psychology, U. of New England, Australia) critically reviews investigations of extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, and near-death and out-of-body experiences. Skeptics' criticisms are presented and the state of parapsychology as a science is assessed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer The objective of this book is to provide an introductory survey of parapsychologists' efforts to explore the authenticity and bases of anomalous, apparently paranormal phenomena. Dr. Irwin outlines the origins of parapsychological research and critically reviews investigations of extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and the evaluation of parapsychology as a scientific enterprise.