Saturday, October 18, 2014   3:51 AM

Parapsychology and Psychology Online Conference

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Rhine Research Center

Nancy Zingrone and I are organizing a small online conference about “Parapsychology and Psychology: Research and Theory.” This will take place on November 1 and 2 of the current year. As stated in the conference page, where you will find information about registration:

“On November 1st and 2nd, 2014 an international group of scientists and scholars will present a variety of papers and posters on the interface between parapsychology and psychology. Presenters will cover such topics as altered states of consciousness, personality and cognitive variables, and clinical issues. Posters will also deal with anomalistic psychology, dream variables, and history of the often complex relationship of these two fields, among other topics. Presenters and Poster authors are academics, scientists 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. Four synchronous 90-minute sessions, with a presentation followed by a Q & A sessions will be presented on Saturday and five such sessions on Sunday in the WizIQ.com Virtual Classroom on each of the two conference days. Ten Poster Presentations will also be uploaded as stand-alone PowerPoints to the WizIQ Course Schedule. Registration is $50 for non-students and $30 for students with a proof of studentship. If you can’t afford the registration but would like to attend, plenty of scholarships are also available. Just ask!”

The conference schedule appears here. The formal (real time) presentations are:

November 1

Parapsychology and Psychology: An Overview
Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD & Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD, Rhine Research Center, USA
 

Clinical Dimensions of Psychic Experiences
Renaud Evrard, PhD, University of Strasbourg, France
 

Cognitive and Emotional Empathy in Relation to Five Paranormal/Anomalous Experiences
Alejandro Parra, PhD, Universidad Abierta Interamericana & Instituto de Psicología Paranormal, Argentina

November 2nd

We Are All Psychics, but (Often) We Do Not Know How To
Patrizio Tressoldi, PhD, University of Padova, Italy

ESP and Altered States of Consciousness
Chris Roe, PhD, University of Northampton, England

ESP and Synesthesia
Christine Simmonds-Moore, PhD, University of West Georgia

First Sight

Jim Carpenter, PhD

There will also be a dozen posters, consisting of Power Point presentations that will be available through the two days of the conference and later. Some of them are:

Parapsychology and Psychology: A Selected Bibliography

Gertrude R. Schmeidler (1912-2009): Psychologist and Parapsychologist

Evidence-Based Dualism and Transpersonal Psychology
Charles T. Tart, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Sofia University, University of California at Davis

Outline of the Counselling Work at the Institute of Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health
Eberhard Bauer, Dipl.-Psych., and Wolfgand Fach, Dipl.-Psych.
Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg, Germany

Brazilian Mediumship: A Psychosocial Study
Everton de Oliveira Maraldi, PhD
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seeing Rare Things with the Mind’s Eye: Visual Imagery Vividness and Paranormal/Anomalous Experiences

Alejandro Parra, PhD
Universidad Abierta Interamericana & Instituto de Psicología Paranormal, Buenos Aires,
Argentina

A Survey of Depersonalization and Parapsychological Experiences
Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD,* Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD,* and Natasha Agee
*Rhine Research Center

The Academic Consolidation of Anomalistic Psychology in Brazil
Vanessa Corredato, MA, and Wellington Zangari, PhD
University of Sao Paulo

Psychologists’ Rejection of Psychical Research: The 1900 International Congress of
Psychology at Paris

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD
Rhine Research Center, USA

Psychology and Psychical Research: The Work of Théodore Flournoy
Everton de Oliveira Maraldi, PhD*, Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD**, Fatima Regina Machado, PhD**, and Wellington Zangari, PhD**
*University of Sao Paulo, **Rhine Research Center, USA

The conference room is open already for those who are registered. You will find there people to chat with and materials to view (the posters, and coming soon presenter biographies and presentation abstracts). These materials will be available indefinitely after the conference, exclusively for registrants, along with the recordings of the presentations.

 

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