ANNOUNCEMENT: In 2019, the course will run from 8th April and again from 9th September, with registration opening 6 weeks before the course start date. Please contact Prof Caroline Watt if you’d like to be notified when registration opens.
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