Parapsychology and Psychology 2014


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Parapsychology and Psychology: Research and Theory

On November 1st and 2nd, 2014 an international group of scientists and scholars presented a variety of papers and posters on the interface between parapsychology and psychology. Presenters covered such topics as altered states of consciousness, personality and cognitive variables, and clinical issues. Posters—that is, stand along PowerPoint presentations—also were included that dealt with anomalistic psychology in Brazil, clinical intervention and research, and other topics. Presenters and Poster authors were academics, scientists, graduate students, and professors from the Instituto de Psicología Paranormal in Argentina, the University of São Paulo in Brazil, the University of Northampton in England, the University of Strasbourg in France, the Institut für Grenzegebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene in Germany, the University of Padova in Italy, and the University of West Georgia in the United States, among other locations.

It was an exciting experience. More than 73 individuals registered, many taking advantage of scholarships for free attendees, thanks to the largesse of Lisette Coly, the President of the Parapsychology Foundation, Natasha and Jonathan Chisdes from and Phil Morse, a former Board of Directors member of the Rhine Research Center. Of the 73 individuals who signed, between 20 and 31 attended the live online presentations during that first weekend in November. The rest have been dipping in and out of the course materials—recordings, PowerPoint presentations, and chat logs of the conference presentations, the poster sessions, YouTube videos that provided tutorials to navigate in the WizIQ virtual conference room or supported the lectures.

Not only was this an incredible experience that weekend but the conference materials are still available. Our goal was to bring a high quality conference to an online audience who could not otherwise attend in real time.The conference page will be available indefinitely for at least the next six months. If you are interested in attending, just write us a note through the contact form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include your email address and we will send you an invitation along with a link to the video tutorial in case you get stuck setting up your free acount on the Conference webinar system.

So here are the the schedule of lecture presentations, the list of poster presentations, and at the bottom the contact form and the reference for our beautiful logo.

Schedule of Online Live Presentations for Parapsychology and Psychology, November 1st and 2nd, 2014 (all available as recordings to view or download)

1. Welcome to the Conference and Parapsychology and Psychology: An Overview
Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD, Rhine Research Center, USA
Welcome to the Conference first given: 8:00am to 8:30am, Saturday, November 1st
Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Rhine Research Center, USA
Parapsychology and Psychology: An Overview, first given: 8:30am to 9:30am, Saturday, November 1st.

2. Clinical Dimensions of Psychic Experiences
Renaud Evrard, PhD, University of Strasbourg, France,
First given: 10:00am to 11:30am, Saturday, November 1st

3. Cognitive and Emotional Empathy in Relation to Five Paranormal/Anomalous Experiences
Alejandro Parra, PhD, Universidad Abierta Interamericana & Instituto de Psicología Paranormal, Argentina.
First given: 12:00pm to 1:30pm, Saturday, November 1st

4. Introduction to the Poster Session Powerpoints and Closing Discussion
Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD, Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Rhine Research Center, USA,
First given: 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Saturday November 1st

5. Welcome to Day Two of the Parapsychology and Psychology Conference
Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD, Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Rhine Research Center, USA,
First given: 8:30am to 9:00am, Sunday November 2nd

6. We Are All Psychics, but (Often) We Do Not Know How To
Patrizio Tressoldi, PhD, University of Padova, Italy,
First given: 9:00am to 10:30am, Sunday November 2nd

7. ESP and Altered States of Consciousness
Chris Roe, PhD, University of Northampton, England,
First given: 11:00am to 12:30pm, Sunday November 2nd

8. ESP and Synesthesia
Christine Simmonds-Moore, PhD, University of West Georgia, USA
First given: 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Sunday November 2nd

9. How PSI Works: The First Sight Theory
James C. Carpenter, PhD, President, Parapsychological Association
First given: 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday November 2nd

10. Reminder about Power Presentations and Closing Discussion
Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD, Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Rhine Research Center, USA,
First given: 5:00pm to 5:30pm, Sunday November 2nd

List of Poster Sessions Available in the Conference Materials

  1.  Gertrude Schmeidler (1912–2009) Psychologist and Parapsychologist (To Whom We Dedicate This Conference)
  2.  Exceptional Human Experiences (ExE) as a Counseling and Research Topic at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP), Freiburg, Germany. By Eberhard Bauer and Wolfgang Fach.
  3. The Academic Consolidation of Anomalistic Psychology in Brazil. By Vanessa Corredato and Dr. Wellington Zangari.
  4.  Brazilian Mediumship: A Psychosocial Study.  By Dr. Everton de Oliviera Maraldi.
  5.  Psychology and Psychotherapy: The Work of Theodore Flournoy. By Dr. Everton de Oliviera Maraldi, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, Dr. Wellington Zangari, and Dr. Fátima Regina Machado.
  6.  Pragmatic/Empircal Dualism as a Philosophical Base for Transpersonal Psychology.  By Dr. Charles T. Tart.
  7. Seeing Rare Things with the Mind’s Eye: Visual Imagery Vividness and Paranormal/Anomalous Experiences. By Dr. Alejandro Parra.
  8. Parapsychology and Psychology: A Selected Bibliography
  9. Psychologists’ Rejection of Psychical Research: The 1900 International Congress of Psychology at Paris. By Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado
  10. A Survey of Depersonalization and Parapsychological Experiences. By Dr. Nancy L. Zingrone, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, and Natasha Agee.

All of the materials from this conference are still available on the social media platform. Because the conference is over, just fill out the contact form, send us your email address (if you already have a free WizIQ account please send us the email you use to log into your account), and we will send you an invitation so you can browse the materials and watch the recordings of the life presentations.

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