Selected KPU publications

Alvarado, C. (2002). Dissociation in Britain during the late nineteenth century: the Society for Psychical Research, 1882-1900. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 3, 9-33.

Alvarado, C. S., & Zingrone, N. L. (1994). Individual differences in aura vision: Relationships to visual imagery and imaginative-fantasy experiences. European Journal of Parapsychology, 10, 1-30.

Beloff, J. (1993). Parapsychology: A Concise History. London: Athlone.

Coelho, C., Tierney, I., & Lamont, P. (2008). Contacts by distressed individuals to UK parapsychology and anomalous experience research units – a retrospective survey looking to the future. European Journal of Parapsychology, 23(1), 31-59. Download pdf (236KB)

Dalton, K. (1997).  Exploring the links: Creativity and psi in the ganzfeld.  Proceedings of the 40th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association (pp. 119-134).  Brighton, UK, 7-10 August.

Easter, A. & Watt, C. (2011). It’s good to know: How treatment knowledge and belief affect the outcome of distance healing intentionality for arthritis sufferers. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71, 86-89. Download pdf (380KB).

Edge, H., Morris, R. L., Palmer, J., & Rush, J. (1986). Foundations of Parapsychology. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Irwin, H.J. & Watt, C. (2007). An Introduction to Parapsychology Fifth Edition. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Lamont, P. (2004a). The rise of the Indian rope trick: biography of a legend. London: Little, Brown.

Lamont, P. (2004b). Spiritualism and a mid-Victorian crisis of evidence. Historical Journal, 47, 897-920.

Lamont, P. (2006a). Magician as conjuror: A frame analysis of Victorian mediums. Early Popular Visual Culture, 4, 131-142.

Lamont, P. (2006b). Critically thinking about paranormal belief. In S. Della Sala (ed.), Tall tales about the mind and brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 23-35.

Lamont, P. (2007). Discourse analysis as method in the history of psychology. History and Philosophy of Psychology, 9(2), 34-44.

Lamont, P. (2007). Paranormal belief and the avowal of prior scepticism. Theory and Psychology, 17(5), 681-696.

Lamont, P. (2010). Reflexivity, the role of history and the case of mesmerism in early Victorian Britain. History of Psychology,13(4), 393-408.

Lamont, P. (2010). Debunking and the psychology of error: a historical analysis of psychological matters. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 7, 34-44.

Lamont, P. (2013) Extraordinary beliefs: a historical approach to a psychological problem. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lamont, P. & Bates, C. (2007). Conjuring images of India in nineteenth century Britain. Social History, 32, 3, 309-325.

Lamont, P., Coelho, C., & McKinlay, A. (2009). Explaining the unexplained: justifying disbelief in the paranormal. Discourse Studies, 11(5), 543-559.

Lamont, P. & Henderson, J. M. (2009). More attention and greater awareness in the scientific study of magic. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, advance online publication (correspondence), 29 January, doi:10.1038/nrn2473-c1.

Lamont, P., Henderson, J. M., & Smith, T. (2010). Where science and magic meet: the illusion of a ‘science of magic’. Review of General Psychology, 14(1), 16-21.

Lamont, P., & Wiseman, R. (1999).  Magic in Theory.  Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.

Lawrence, R., Edwards, C., Barraclough, N., Church, S., & Hetherington, F. (1995). Modelling childhood causes of paranormal belief and experience: Childhood trauma and childhood fantasy. Personality and Individual Differences, 19, 209-215.

Milton, J., & Wiseman, R. (1997).  Guidelines for Extrasensory Perception Research.  Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.

Milton, J., & Wiseman, R. (1999).  Does psi exist?  Lack of replication of an anomalous process of information transfer.  Psychological Bulletin, 125, 387-391.

Mobbs, D. & Watt, C. (2011). There is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences: how neuroscience can explain seeing bright lights, meeting the dead, or being convinced you are one of them. Trends in Cognitive Science, 15, 447-506.

Morris, R. L., Cunningham, S., McAlpine, S., & Taylor, R. (1998).  Toward replication and extension of autoganzfeld results.  In N. L. Zingrone, M. J. Schlitz, C. S. Alvarado, & J. Milton (Eds.)  Research in Parapsychology 1993, pp. 57-61.  Laneham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.

Morris, R.L. (1987).  Minimising subject fraud in parapsychology laboratories. European Journal of Parapsychology, 6, 137-149.

Rabeyron, T. & Watt, C. (2010). Paranormal experiences, mental health and mental boundaries, and psi. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 487-492. Download pdf (draft paper: 505KB)

Roe, C. A. (1995).  Pseudopsychics and the Barnum Effect. European Journal of Parapsychology, 11, 76-91.

Schlitz, M., Wiseman, R., Watt, C., & Radin, D. (2006).  Of two minds: Skeptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology.  British Journal of Psychology, 97, 313-322. Download pdf (119KB).

Steinkamp F., Milton J., & Morris R. L. (1998).  A meta-analysis of forced-choice experiments comparing clairvoyance and precognition. Journal of Parapsychology, 62, 193-218.

Stevens, P. (2004).  Experimental evaluation of a feedback-reinforcement model for dyadic ESP.  Journal of Parapsychology, 68, 65-92.

Valášek, M., Watt, C., Hutton, J., Neill, R., Nuttall, R. & Renwick, G. (2014). Testing the implicit processing hypothesis of precognitive dream experience. Consciousness and Cognition, 28, 113-125.

Watt, C. (1990-1991).  Psychology and coincidences.  European Journal of Parapsychology, 8, 66-84. Download pdf (1870KB)

Watt, C. (1994).  Making the most of spontaneous cases.  In S. Krippner, (Ed.)  Advances in Parapsychological Research 7 (pp. 77-103).  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Watt, C. (2005). 2005 Presidential Address: Parapsychology’s contribution to psychology: A view from the front line. Journal of Parapsychology, 69, 215-232. Download pdf (110KB).

Watt, C. (2006a). Research assistants or budding scientists? A review of 96 undergraduate student projects at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit. Journal of Parapsychology, 70, 335-355. Download pdf (162KB).

Watt, C. (2006b).  Twenty years at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit.  The Psychologist, 19, 424-427. Download pdf (85KB).

Watt, C. (2014). Precognitive dreaming: Investigating anomalous cognition and psychological factors. Journal of Parapsychology, 78, 115-125.

Watt, C., Ashley, N., Gillett, J., Halewood, M. & Hanson, R. (2014). Psychological factors in precognitive dream experiences: The role of paranormal belief, selective recall and propensity to find correspondences. International Journal of Dream Research, 7, 1-8. Link to article.

Watt, C., & Tierney, I. (2013). A preliminary test of the model of pragmatic information using cases of spontaneous anomalous experience. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 20, 205-220.

Watt, C. & Tierney, I. (2014). Psi-Related Experiences. In E. Cardeña, S. J. Lynn, & S. Krippner (Eds) Varieties of Anomalous Experience, 2nd Ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Watt, C., & Ramakers, P. (2003).  Experimenter effects with a remote facilitation of attention focusing task:  A study with multiple believer and disbeliever experimenters.  Journal of Parapsychology, 67, 99-116. Download pdf (170KB)

Watt, C., Watson, S., & Wilson, L. (2007). Cognitive and psychological mediators of anxiety: Evidence from a study of paranormal belief and perceived childhood control. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 335-343. Download pdf (Draft: 309KB)

Wiseman, R. & Watt, C. (2010). ‘Twitter’ as a new research tool: Proof of principle with a mass participation test of remote viewing. European Journal of Parapsychology, 25, 89-100. Download pdf (160KB)

Watt, C., Wiseman, R. & Vuillaume, L. (in press). Dream precognition and sensory incorporation: A controlled sleep laboratory study. Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Wiseman, R. & Lamont, P. (1996). Unravelling the rope trick. Nature, 383, 212-213.

Wiseman, R., & Morris, R.L. (1994).  Modelling the stratagems of psychic fraud. European Journal of Parapsychology, 10, 31-44.

Wiseman, R., & Morris, R.L. (1995a). Recalling Pseudo-Psychic Demonstrations. British Journal of Psychology, 86, 113-126.

Wiseman, R., & Morris, R. L. (1995b).  Guidelines for Testing Psychic Claimants.  Buffalo, NY: Prometheus.

Wiseman, R. & Watt, C. (2004).  Measuring superstitious belief: Why lucky charms matter.  Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 1533-1541. Download pdf (Draft: 220KB)

Wiseman, R. & Watt, C. (Eds.) (2005). Parapsychology. In the series: International Library of Psychology. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Wiseman, R. & Watt, C. (2006).  Belief in psychic ability and the misattribution hypothesis: A qualitative review.  British Journal of Psychology, 97, 323-338. Download pdf (153KB)

Wiseman, R., Watt, C., Stevens, P., Greening, E., & O’Keeffe, C.  (2003).  An investigation into alleged ‘hauntings’.  British Journal of Psychology, 94, 195-211. Download pdf (220KB)

Wiseman, R. & Watt, C. (2010). ‘Twitter’ as a new research tool: Proof of principle with a mass-participation test of remote viewing. European Journal of Parapsychology, 25, 89-100. Download pdf (160KB).

Wiseman, R., Watt, C., ten Brinke, L., Porter, S., Couper, S.L. & Rankin, C. (2012). The eyes don’t have it: Lie detection and neuro-linguistic programming. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40259. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040259 (link to article)

Other recommended reading

Alcock, J., Burns, J., & Freeman, A. (Eds) (2003). Psi Wars: Getting to Grips with the Paranormal. Exeter: Imprint Academic.

Bem, D. J., & Honorton, C. (1994). Does psi exist? Replicable evidence for an anomalous process of information transfer. Psychological Bulletin, 115, 4–18.

Cardeña, E., Lynn, S. J., & Krippner, S. (Eds) (2014). Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Irwin, H.J. (2013). Education in Parapsychology: Student and Instructor Perspectives. Gladesville, NSW: AIPR.

Marks, D., & Kammann, R. (1980).  The Psychology of the Psychic.  Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books.

Wooffitt, R. & Allistone,  (2005). Towards a discursive parapsychology: Language and the laboratory study of anomalous communication. Theory and Psychology, 15(3), 325-355.

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