- The study of allegedly paranormal phenomena. Also known as psychical research.
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parapsychology — par a*psy*chol o*gy n. The field of study concerned with psychological phenomena not explainable by the laws of physics, especially extrasensory perception, telepathy, psychokinesis, precognition, and clairvoyance. Note: The field is… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
parapsychology — (n.) 1924, from PARA (Cf. para ) beside + PSYCHOLOGY (Cf. psychology) … Etymology dictionary
parapsychology — ► NOUN ▪ the study of mental phenomena which are outside the sphere of orthodox psychology (such as hypnosis or telepathy). DERIVATIVES parapsychological adjective parapsychologist noun … English terms dictionary
parapsychology — [par΄əsī käl′ə jē] n. [ PARA 1 + PSYCHOLOGY] the branch of psychology that investigates psychic phenomena, such as telepathy, extrasensory perception, or clairvoyance parapsychological [par΄əsī΄kə läj′i kəl] adj. parapsychologist n … English World dictionary
Parapsychology — American psychologist and philosopher William James (1842–1910) was an early psychical researcher. Part of a series of artic … Wikipedia
parapsychology — parapsychological, adj. parapsychologist, n. /par euh suy kol euh jee/, n. the branch of psychology that deals with the investigation of purportedly psychic phenomena, as clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, telepathy, and the like. [1925 30;… … Universalium
parapsychology — [[t]pæ̱rəsaɪkɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Parapsychology is the study of strange mental abilities that seem to exist but cannot be explained by accepted scientific theories … English dictionary
parapsychology — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1925 a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence for paranormal psychological phenomena (as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis) • parapsychological adjective •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
parapsychology — noun /ˌpɛrəˌsaɪˈkɑlədʒi/ The study of that which cannot yet be explained; psychic or occult phenomena, such as telepathy and ghosts. See Also: metaphysics, paranormal … Wiktionary
parapsychology — The study of extrasensory perception, such as thought transference (telepathy) and clairvoyance. * * * para·psy·chol·o·gy .par ə (.)sī käl ə jē n, pl gies a field of study concerned with the investigation of evidence fo … Medical dictionary