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Pseudoscience/Paranormal 2nd Edition

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Television, the movies, and computer games fill the minds of their viewers with a daily staple of fantasy, from tales of UFO landings, haunted houses, and communication with the dead to claims of miraculous cures by gifted healers or breakthrough treatments by means of fringe medicine. The paranormal is so ubiquitous in one form of entertainment or another that many people easily lose sight of the distinction between the real and the imaginary, or they never learn to make the distinction in the first place. In this thorough review of pseudoscience and the paranormal in contemporary life, psychologist Terence Hines teaches readers how to carefully evaluate all such claims in terms of scientific evidence.

Hines devotes separate chapters to psychics; life after death; parapsychology; astrology; UFOs; ancient astronauts, cosmic collisions, and the Bermuda Triangle; faith healing; and more. New to this second edition are extended sections on psychoanalysis and pseudopsychologies, especially recovered memory therapy, satanic ritual abuse, facilitated communication, and other questionable psychotherapies. There are also new chapters on alternative medicine, which is now marketed in our drug stores, and on environmental pseudoscience, with special emphasis on the evidence that certain technologies like cell phones or environmental agents like asbestos cause cancer.

Finally, Hines discusses the psychological causes for belief in the paranormal despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. This valuable, highly interesting, and completely accessible analysis critiques the whole range of current paranormal claims.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-483) and index.

About the Author

Terence M. Hines (Pleasantville, NY) is professor of psychology at Pace University, and the author of the first edition of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573929790
Author:
Hines, Terence
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Parapsychology
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Unidentified flying objects
Subject:
Parapsychology - General
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
pseudoscience;paranormal;skepticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
bk. 1
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
425
Dimensions:
8.35 x 5.4 x 1.1 in 1.3 lb

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