Professor Richard Wiseman
Psychology Department, University of Hertfordshire
For over sixty years, parapsychologists have been investigating the possible existence of psychic ability via laboratory-based experiments. But what have the results of these studies revealed, and will they ever help resolve the debate concerning ESP and PK? This talk will review the problems to date, and then focus on strategies designed to enhance future progress, including the need for pre-registration of experiments and analyses, a possible moratorium on certain types of research, and an increased reliance on skeptic-proponent collaboration.
Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman currently holds Britain's only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He frequently appears on the media, and has written over 60 academic articles and several books, including The Luck Factor (2003) and Quirkology (2007). Much of his research has examined the possible existence of psychic ability.
SEMINARS ARE HELD ON TUESDAYS AT 4:10 PM IN ROOM 308 (note room change!), Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW.
All talks are open to staff, students and members of the public. Attendance is free and there is no need to book in advance. For further information, contact Sally Marlow (email: [email protected]).
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