ERIC Number: ED208272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Extrasensory Perception Research: Difficulties and Implications for Education.
McAdams, Elizabeth E.
In recent years, gradually increased acceptance and heightened attention have been granted to extrasensory perception (ESP) research as a legitimate branch of scientific inquiry. This research holds significant implications for education despite difficulties involved with its consideration. Extrasensory perception, an organism's apparent access to external information without the use of known senses or known means of rational inference, has been the subject of empirical research in the United States since 1927. The Parapsychological Association was accepted as a component scientific organization of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1969. Difficulties with extrasensory perception research include a lack of total replication and the popular association of the laboratory research with other less well-documented aspects of the field of parapsychology. However, enough successful replication has occurred to argue for further research. Current research findings offer broad implications for education, regarding the way in which learning is assumed to occur and regarding teacher-student communication. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Extrasensory Perception; Parapsychology
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).