Journals

Paranormal Journals

Below is a sample of the types of academic journals that contain articles pertaining to paranormal phenomena and parapsychological experiences. The list is diverse and does  suggest broad academic interest in the realms beyond the physical. It may also point to how the paranormal is regarded within academia.

Advanced Development

Harrison, C. (2000). Out of the Mouths of Babes: Spiritual Awareness and the Young Gifted Child. Advanced Development, 9, 31-43

Noble, K. D. (2000). Spiritual Intelligence: A New Frame of Mind. Advanced Development, 9, 1-29

Piechowski, M. (2000). Childhood Experiences and Spiritual Giftedness. Advanced Development, 9, 65-90

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American Health

Greeley, A. M. (1987). Mysticism Goes Mainstream. American Health, Jan/Feb, 47-49

American Journal of Diseases of Children

Morse, M. (1983). A Near-Death Experience in a 7 Year-Old Child. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 137(Oct)

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Morse, M., Castillo, P., Venecia, D., Milstein, J., & Tyler, D. C. (1986). Childhood Near-Death Experiences. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 140(11), 1110-1114

American Journal of Psychiatry

Greyson, B., & Stevenson, I. (1980). The Phenomenology of Near-Death Experiences. American Journal of Psychiatry, 137(10), 1193-1196

American Psychologist

Kraut, R., Olson, J., Banaji, M., Bruckman, A., Cohen, J., & Couper, M. (2004). Psychological Research Online: Report of Board of Scientific Affairs’ Advisory Group on the Conduct of Research on the Internet. American Psychologist, 59(2), 105-117

Oakes, W. (1972). External Validity and the Use of Real People as Subjects. American Psychologist (Oct), 959-962

Rogers, C. (1973). Some New Challenges. American Psychologist, 28(5), 379-387

American Theosophist

Peterson, J. W. (1976). Psychic and Philosophical Perception in the World of Children. American Theosophist, 64, 313-318

British Medical Journal

Mays, N., & Pope, C. (2000). Assessing Quality in Qualitative Research. British Medical Journal, 350, 50-52

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Irwin, H. (1996). Traumatic Childhood Events, Perceived Availability of Emotional Support, and the Development of Dissociative Tendencies. Child Abuse and Neglect, 20, 701-707

Communication Monographs

Sparks, G. G., & Miller, W. (2001). Investigating the Relationship Between Exposure to Television Programs that Depict Paranormal Phenomena and Beliefs in the Paranormal. Communication Monographs, 68(1), 98-113

Dissociation

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Richards, D. G. (1991). A Study of the Correlations Between Subjective Psychic Experiences and Dissociative Experiences. Dissociation, 4(2), 83-91

Exceptional Human Experience

White, R. A. (1990). An Experience-Centered Approach to Parapsychology. Exceptional Human Experience, 8(1/2), 7-36

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Bainbridge, W. S. (2004). After the New Age. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 43, 391-394

Hay, D., & Morisy, A. (1978). Reports of Ecstatic, Paranormal, or Religious Experience in Great Britain and the United States – A Comparison of Trends. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 17(3), 255-268

Rice, T. W. (2003). Believe It or Not: Religious and Other Paranormal Beliefs in the United States. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 42(1), 95-106

Thomas, L. E., & Cooper, P. E. (1978). Measurement and Incidence of Mystical Experiences: An Exploratory Study. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 17(4), 433-437

Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

Sparks, G. G., Nelson, C. L., & Campbell, R. G. (1997). The Relationship Between Exposure to Televised Messages About Paranormal Phenomena and Paranormal Beliefs. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 41, 345-359

Journal of Humanistic Psychology

Wuthnow, R. (1978). Peak Experiences: Some Empirical Tests. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 18(3), 59-75

Journal of Near-Death Studies

Bonenfant, R. J. (2001). A Child’s Encounter with the Devil: an Uusual Near-death Experience with both Blissful and Frightening Elements. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 20(2), 87-100

Sutherland, C. (1989). Psychic Phenomena Following Near-Death Experiences: An Australian Study. Journal of Near-Death Studies, 8(2), 93-102

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Journal of Personality

MacDonald, D. (2000). Spirituality: Description, Measurement, and Relation to the Five Factor Model of Personality. Journal of Personality, 68(1), 153-197

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Sears, D. O. (1986). College Sophomores in the Laboratory: Influences of a Narrow Data Base on Social Psychology’s View of Human Nature. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51(3), 515-530

Tobacyk, J., & Miller, G. (1983). Belief in Paranormal Phenomena: Assessment Instrument Development and Implications for Personality Functioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44, 1029-1037

Journal of Personality Assessment

Randall, T., & Desrosiers, M. (1980). Measurment of Supernatural Belief: Sex Differences and Locus of Control. Journal of Personality Assessment, 44(5)

Journal of Research in Personality

Lindeman, M., & Aarnio, K. (2007). Superstitious, Magical, and Paranormal Beliefs. Journal of Research in Personality, 41(4), 731-744

Journal of Scientific Exploration

Keil, J., & Stevenson, I. (1999). Do Cases of Reincarnation Type Show Similar Features Over Many Years? A Study of Turkish Cases a Generation Apart. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 13(2), 189-198

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Stevenson, I. (2000). Unusual Play in Young Children Who Claim to Remember Previous Lives. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 14(4)

Stevenson, I., & Keil, J. (2000). The Stability of Assessments of Paranormal Connections in Reincarnation-Type Cases. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 14(3), 365-382

Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research

Haraldsson, E. (1981). Some Determinants of Belief in Psychical Phenomena. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 75(4), 297-309

Haraldsson, E., & Houtkooper, J. M. (1991). Psychic Experiences in the Multinational Human Values Study: Who Reports Them? Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 85, 145-165

Irwin, H. (1985). A Study of the Measurement and Correlates of Paranormal Belief. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 79(3), 301-326

Irwin, H. (1988). Parapsychology in Australia. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 82, 319-338

Irwin, H. (1991). A Study of Paranormal Belief, Psychological Adjustment and Fantasy Proneness. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 85(4), 317-331

Kennedy, J. E. (2000). Do People Guide Psi or Does Psi Guide People? Evidence and Implications from Life and Lab. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 94, 130-150

Kennedy, J. E., & Kanthamani, H. (1995). An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Paranormal and Spiritual Experiences on Peoples’ Lives and Well-Being. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 89 (July), 249-264

Kohr, R. L. (1980). A Survey of Psi Experiences Among Members of a Special Population. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 74(Oct), 395-411

Milton, J. (1992). Effects of ‘Paranormal’ Experiences on People’s Lives: An Unusual Survey of Spontaneous Cases. Journal of the Society for American Psychical Research, 58(828), 314-323

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research

Clarke, D. (1991). Belief in the Paranormal: A New Zealand Survey. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 57(823), 412-425

Haraldsson, E. (1985). Representative National Surveys of Psychic Phenomena: Iceland, Great Britain, Sweden, USA and Gallup’s Multinational Survey. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 53(801), 145-158

Mackenzie, A. (1969). Ostensible Mother-Child ESP. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 45(742), 165-167

Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

Armstrong, T. (1984). Transpersonal Experiences in Childhood. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 16(2), 207-230

MacDonald, D., LeClair, L., Holland, C., Alter, A., & Friedman, H. (1995). A Survey of Measures of Transpersonal Constructs. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 27(2)

Piechowski, M. (2001a). Childhood Spirituality. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 33(1), 1-15

Tart, C. T. (2002). Parapsychology and Transpersonal Psychology: “Anomalies” to be Explained Away or Spirit to Manifest? The Journal of Parapsychology, 66(1), 31-47

Thomas, L. E., & Cooper, P. E. (1980). Incidence and Psychological Correlates of Intense Spiritual Experiences. The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 12(1), 75-85

NIMHANS Journal

Usha, S., & Pasricha, S. (1989a). Claims of Paranormal Experiences – I: A Survey of Psi and Psi-Related Experiences. NIMHANS Journal, 7(2), 143-150

Usha, S., & Pasricha, S. (1989b). Claims of Paranormal Experiences – II: Attitudes Toward Psychical Research and Factors Associated with Psi and Psi-Related Experiences. NIMHANS Journal, 7(2), 151-157

Parapsychology Review

White, R. A. (1982). An Analysis of ESP Phenomena in the Saints. Parapsychology Review, Jan-Feb, 15-18

Pediatric Anesthesia

Lopez, U., Forster, A., Annoni, J. M., Habre, W., & Iselin-Chaves, I. (2006). Near-Death Experience in a Boy Undergoing Uneventful Elective Surgery under General Anesthesia. Pediatric Anesthesia, 16, 85-88.

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Perceptual and Motor Skills

Allen, J., & Lester, D. (1994). Belief in Paranormal Phenomena and an External Locus of Control (Pt 1). Perceptual and Motor Skills, 79(1), 226

Goritz, A. S., & Schumacher, J. (2000). The WWW as a Research Medium: An Illustrative Survey on Paranormal Belief. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 90(3 pt 2), 1195-1206

Hunt, H. T., Gervais, A., Shearing-Johns, S., & Travis, F. (1992). Transpersonal Experiences in Childhood: An Exploratory Empirical Study of Selected Adult Groups. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 75, 1135-1153

Lester, D., & Monaghan, K. (1995). Belief in Paranormal Phenomena and Personality. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81(1), 114

Personality and Individual Differences

Genovese, J. E. C. (2005). Paranormal Beliefs, Schizotypy, and thinking Styles among Teachers and Future Teachers. Personality and Individual Differences, 39(1)

Lawrence, T., Edwards, C., Barraclough, N., Church, S., & Hetherington, F. (1995). Modelling Childhood Causes of Paranormal Belief and Experience: Childhood Trauma and Childhood Fantasy. Personality & Individual Differences, 19(2), 209-215

Wilson, K., & French, C. C. (2006). The Relationship between Susceptibility to False Memories, Dissociativity, and Paranormal Belief and Experience. Personality and Individual Differences, 41(8), 1493-1502

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Psychoanalytic Review

Ehrenwal, J. (1971). Mother Child Symbiosis: Cradle of ESP. Psychoanalytic Review, 58(3), 455-466

Psychological Medicine

Linney, Y. M., Murray, R. M., Peters, E. R., MacDonald, A. M., Rijsdijk, F., & Sham, P. C. (2003). A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Schizotypal Personality Traits. Psychological Medicine, 33(5), 803-816

Psychological Reports

Dudley, R. T. (2002). Order Effects in Research on Paranormal Belief. Psychological Reports, 90, 665-666

Irwin, H. (1994). Childhood Trauma and the origins of Paranormal Belief: A Constructive Replication. Psychological Reports, 74, 107-111

Tobacyk, J., Miller, M. J., & Jones, G. (1984). Paranormal Beliefs of High School Students. Psychological Reports, 55, 255-261

Public Opinion Quarterly

Kiesler, S., & Sproull, L. S. (1986). Response Effects in the Electronic Survey. Public Opinion Quarterly, 50(3), 402-413

Resuscitation

Parnia, S., & Fenwick, P. (2002). Near Death Experiences in Cardiac Arrest: Visions of a Dying Brain or Visions of a New Science of Consciousness. Resuscitation, 52, 5-11

Roeper Review

Fasko, D. (2001). An Analysis of Multiple Intelligences Theory and Its use with the Gifted and Talented. Roeper Review, 23(3)

Lovecky, D. V. (1998). Spiritual Sensitivity in Gifted Children. Roeper Review, 20(3), 178-183126-130

Sociological Focus

Emmons, C., & Sobal, J. (1981). Paranormal Beliefs: Testing the Marginality Hypothesis. Sociological Focus, 14(1), 49-56

Teaching of Psychology

Banzinger, G. (1983). Normalizing the Paranormal: Short-term and Long-term Change in Belief in the Paranormal among Older Learners During a Short Course. Teaching of Psychology, 10(4), 212-214

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Stevenson, I. (1977). Research into the Evidence of Man’s Survival After Death: A Historical and Critical Survey with a Summary of Recent Developments. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 165(3), 152-170

Stevenson, I. (1983). American Children Who Claim to Remember Previous Lives. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 171(12), 742-748

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The Journal of Parapsychology

Dossey, L. (1998). Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality. The Journal of Parapsychology, 62(2), 153-158

Drewes, A. A. (2002). Dr Louisa Rhine’s Letters Revisited: The Children. The Journal of Parapsychology, 66(4), 343-370

Haight, J. (1979). Spontaneous Psi Cases: A Survey and Preliminary Study of ESP, Attitude, and Personality Relationships. The Journal of Parapsychology, 43(3), 179-203

Kennedy, J. E., Kanthamani, H., & Palmer, J. (1994). Psychic and Spiritual Experiences, Health, Well- Being, and Meaning in Life. The Journal of Parapsychology, 58, 353-383

Smith, M. D., Foster, C. L., & Stovin, G. (1998). Intelligence and Paranormal Belief: Examining the Role of Content. The Journal of Parapsychology, 62(1), 65-77

Thalbourne, M. A., & Delin, P. S. (1994). A Common Thread Underlying Belief in the Paranormal, Creative Personality, Mystical Experience and Psychopathology. The Journal of Parapsychology, 58(March), 3-38

The Journal of Psychology

Grimmer, M., & White, K. (1990). The Structure of Paranormal Beliefs Among Australian Psychology Students. The Journal of Psychology, 124(4), 357-370

Grimmer, M., & White, K. (1992). Nonconventional Beliefs Among Australian Science and Nonscience Students. The Journal of Psychology, 126(5), 521-528

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The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research

Beloff, J. (1994). Lessons of History. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 88, 7-22

McClenon, J. (1991). Social Science and Anomalous Experience: Paradigms for Investigating Sporadic Social Phenomena. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 85, 25-41

McClenon, J. (1994a). Surveys of Anomalous Experience: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 88(April), 117-135

Palmer, J. (1979). A Community Mail Survey of Psychic Experiences. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 73(3), 221-251

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The Lancet

van Lommel, P., van Wees, R., Meyers, V., & Elfferich, I. (2001). Near-Death Experience in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest: a Prospective Study in the Netherlands. The Lancet, 358, 2039-2045

Theory & Psychology

Lamont, P. (2007). Paranormal Belief and the Avowal of Prior Scepticism. Theory & Psychology, 17(5), 681-696

Wisconsin Sociologist

Sheils, D., & Berg, P. (1977). A Research Note on Sociological Variables Related to Belief in Psychic Phenomena. Wisconsin Sociologist, 14, 24-31

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