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Parapsychology (6 points)


Leader: Dr Barry Richardson

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This subject is concerned with psychological phenomena that are "beyond the normal" or not readily explained according to scientific principles. Areas of interest include extrasensory perception, exotic senses, telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, astrology, graphology, and deja-vu experiences. Methods of gathering and evaluating evidence of parapsychological phenomena will be examined and the roles of belief, illusion, and placebo effects will be discussed.

Assessment: Essay (1500 words): 30% + Laboratory report (1000 words): 30% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture and 1-hour laboratory class)

Prerequisites: 48 points of study in any discipline including SCY2817 or COG1112 or equivalent

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