ANNOUNCEMENT: The course will run again starting 5 April and 6 September 2021, however due to unprecedented demand the wait lists for both courses are now full (this includes reserve wait lists). We are sorry for any disappointment. We will start taking names again for the 2022 courses once the Sept 2021 course is underway. Please watch this space for further announcements in September.
This 12-week online course, designed and led by Prof Caroline Watt, involves contributions from the world’s leading parapsychologists and skeptics.
The course is open to anyone regardless of geographical location. Each week, the course provides up to four hours of materials and activities, including core readings and summaries, interviews with leading researchers (including Prof James Alcock, Prof Stephen Braude, Prof Chris French, Dr Dean Radin, Prof Jessica Utts and Prof Richard Wiseman), online discussions, and self-assessment quizzes. The course begins with one ‘warm-up’ week, followed by 10 weeks of different course topics, plus one reading week at the half-way point.
The course will teach you about the methods parapsychologists use, the results of ESP and PK research, the psychology of paranormal beliefs and experiences, and how to think critically about the paranormal. The course will not teach you how to be ‘psychic’, read minds, be a ‘ghosthunter’, or communicate with the deceased. Topics include:
History of parapsychology
Spontaneous paranormal experiences
Testing ESP and PK in the lab
Theories in parapsychology
Belief in the paranormal
Testing psychic claimants
Implications of parapsychology
Some comments from students who have completed the course:
“fascinating and challenging”
Kylie Sturgess, Australia
“I really enjoyed the variety and breadth of learning materials… highly recommended” Stephanie Rowland, Washington, USA
“interesting, informative and stimulating… Caroline makes everyone on the course feel wanted and valued… great value for money”
Russell James, UK
“an intense 3-month ride… the course material was perfect… newbies to the subject don’t suffer from jargon overkill”
Kris de Ruysscher, Belgium