noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1925 a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis) • parapsychological adjectiveparapsychologist noun

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  • parapsychology — par a*psy*chol o*gy n. The field of study concerned with psychological phenomena not explainable by the laws of physics, especially extrasensory perception, telepathy, psychokinesis, precognition, and clairvoyance. Note: The field is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parapsychology — (n.) 1924, from PARA (Cf. para ) beside + PSYCHOLOGY (Cf. psychology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • parapsychology — ► NOUN ▪ the study of mental phenomena which are outside the sphere of orthodox psychology (such as hypnosis or telepathy). DERIVATIVES parapsychological adjective parapsychologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • parapsychology — [par΄əsī käl′ə jē] n. [ PARA 1 + PSYCHOLOGY] the branch of psychology that investigates psychic phenomena, such as telepathy, extrasensory perception, or clairvoyance parapsychological [par΄əsī΄kə läj′i kəl] adj. parapsychologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Parapsychology — American psychologist and philosopher William James (1842–1910) was an early psychical researcher.[1] Part of a series of artic …   Wikipedia

  • parapsychology — parapsychological, adj. parapsychologist, n. /par euh suy kol euh jee/, n. the branch of psychology that deals with the investigation of purportedly psychic phenomena, as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, telepathy, and the like. [1925 30;… …   Universalium

  • parapsychology — [[t]pæ̱rəsaɪkɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Parapsychology is the study of strange mental abilities that seem to exist but cannot be explained by accepted scientific theories …   English dictionary

  • parapsychology — noun /ˌpɛrəˌsaɪˈkɑlədʒi/ The study of that which cannot yet be explained; psychic or occult phenomena, such as telepathy and ghosts. See Also: metaphysics, paranormal …   Wiktionary

  • parapsychology — The study of extrasensory perception, such as thought transference (telepathy) and clairvoyance. * * * para·psy·chol·o·gy .par ə (.)sī käl ə jē n, pl gies a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence fo …   Medical dictionary

  • parapsychology — The study of allegedly paranormal phenomena. Also known as psychical research …   Philosophy dictionary

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