Overview

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration is now open for our next course commencing 4th September 2017. Last booking date 28th August. Click here to register for the September course. The course will run again commencing 9th April and September 2018.

This eleven-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 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

webINTROThe next course begins 4th September 2017. The course does not involve any formal assessment or qualification, though regular participation results in the awarding of a certificate.

Registration is £250 (£125 for student members of the Parapsychological Association).
Recommended textbook: c £27 
An Introduction to Parapsychology 5th edition
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To register for this course please click here.
If you have further questions about the course, please contact Prof Caroline Watt.