Preface. Acknowledgements 1. Introduction - David Groome & Ron Roberts 2. Paranormal cognition - Caroline Watt 3. Mediumship and survival - Chris Roe 4. Possession and exorcism - Christopher C. French 5. Alien contact and abduction claims - Christopher C. French 6. Near-death experiences - Chris Roe 7. Reincarnation claims - Christopher C. French 8. Dreams - Ron Roberts 9. Astrology - David Groome 10. Religion, belief, and science - Michael W. Eysenck 11. Psychic fraud - Richard Wiseman 12. Conspiracy theories - Robert Brotherton & Christopher C. French 13. Science and experience - Ron Roberts 14. Cognition and belief - David Groome & Robin Law
David Groome was formerly Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UK, where he retains a research connection. In 2009 he received the BPS Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology. Ron Roberts was formerly Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Kingston University, UK, where he now holds an honorary position. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
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