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Psychology - Parapsychology
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Part of Psychology:

1. Science of Psychology

2. Individual Psychology

3. Depth Psychology

4. Parapsychology

1. Definition and subject-matter of research. Parapsychology is a branch of psychology dealing with impressions and influences (perceptions and actions) of man — or more generally, of living organisms — which are not at present capable of physical explanation. The term was proposed by Max Dessoir in 1886 and is now in international use. The relevant phenomena are called parapsychic or paranormal, the prefix “…

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Hans Bender, “Psychology - Parapsychology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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