From the ancient world to the present day, anomalous experiences - such as apparitions, premonitions, out-of-body and near-death experiences - provide stories that continue to mystify and intrigue. In this lively introduction, the authors investigate what these stories signify, and why some people turn to the paranormal for explanation. From defining anomalous experiences to examining the psychological models and methods that have been used to explain them, this text will help open upthese strange tales to analysis. Whatever your level of study, this introduction will guide you through the key areas of this fascinating subject.
NICOLA HOLT is Lecturer in Psychologyat UWE where she is the module leader for Individual Differences. She is also editor of the Paranormal Review.
CHRISTINE SIMMONDS-MOORE is Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool Hope University, UK, where she also co-runs the Parapsychology Research Group.
DAVID LUKE is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich, UK, where he teaches the Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience. He is currently President of the Parapsychological Association.
CHRISTOPHER FRENCH is Professor of Psychology and Co-ordinator of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.