Welcome to a very spooky episode of The Studies Show, on the topic of parapsychology. Tom and Stuart discuss telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and more, and look at some of the most recent attempts by scientists to show that these weird—and did we mention spooky?—psychic phenomena are real.
Can it really be the case that studies claiming the existence of psychic powers get published in mainstream scientific journals? What does this mean for how seriously we take scientific journals? And is Stuart right that a parapsychology study published earlier this year might be the best psychology study ever?
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Article on parapsychology calling it “the unwitting jester in the court of academia”
2021 “umbrella review” of many parapsychology meta-analyses
2023 in-progress meta-analysis of ganzfeld telepathy research
Book chapter discussing parapsychology and quantum physics
Study showing how meta-analysis can overstate effect sizes
Daryl Bem’s famous 2011 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
The Transparent Psi Project study from 2023
Example of high-quality research practices in parapsychology: a “registered report” from the 1970s
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