Master of Arts (MA)
Committee or Advisor Chair
Frank R. Blume
perception, psychology, psyche, parapsychology, psychic abilities
Psychology | Transpersonal Psychology
Parapsychologist are search for answers to uncommon mental and physical behavior that is observed in human beings and attributed to the activity of mind or psyche.
In recent years public interest has increased. One particular group is emerging now and is contributing to psychical research. This group is the practicing psychics themselves. Numerous psychics, who could also be described as :sensitives", appreciating and demonstrating the naturalness of psychic experiences, have begun to wonder what makes a "good" psychic. Parapsychologists, several of whom identify themselves as psychic are wondering whether being "sensitive" is a human ability that is potential in everyone or whether it is an individual talent that is not shared by everyone or whether it is an individual talent that is not shared by everyone in the same manner that not every human demonstrates musical talent or a propensity for accuracy in the calculation that is required in abstract mathematics.
Hunt-Ferguson, Gail, "Perception Regained" (1981). Johnston Master Theses (20th Century). 53.