Opportunity: PhD with a focus on parapsychology from a major university

Lund University Seeks Psychology Graduates -- Friday, March 16, 2007

The Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP), under the direction of Etzel Cardeña PhD, encourages very bright psychology graduates interested in anomalous psychology (including psi) to apply to do a Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Lund, Sweden (ranked by Newsweek as one of the top 20 universities in Europe). Selection is very competitive but the top 2-3 students accepted into the department get free tuition and payment; about 3 others will get free tuition but will have to pay their way otherwise. The studies can be done in English. The application deadline (which requires a plan of studies) is April 15th. If you still have questions after reading the information linked below, please contact Prof. Cardeña.

See Annalisa Ventola's blog for more. I recommend her blog for more information on parapsychology in general, and of course the websites of the Parapsychological Association and the Parapsychology Foundation.


Dean Radin said…
I haven't read those reviews, although I do recall speaking to someone from a Focus magazine a few months ago.

BTW, today I spent all day with a crew doing a show for BBC's Horizon science program. Tomorrow I will spend time with a National Public Radio producer. Yesterday I talked to a producer from ABC's Good Morning America. This sort of interest from the media seems to come in waves.
Tor said…
BBC's Horizon? That's interesting.. I hope you're guaranteed a fair treatment Dean?
Dave Smith said…
Dean Said

BTW, today I spent all day with a crew doing a show for BBC's Horizon science program.

Do you have any info on when this will be shown? What was the context of your input?
Dean Radin said…
"guaranteed a fair treatment..."

There are no guarantees when working with the media, but I've seen this director's previous work for Horizon and it was quite good. This show is about the science of decision-making. I talked about the possibility that presentiment offers another "channel" of information which figures into how we make decisions, namely unconscious information that leaks backwards in time from our near-term future. I don't know when the show will be aired. Later in the year I imagine.
Dean Radin said…
Robin said...
Well if you could , could you read the review and give your comments,

Are they available on the web?
David Bailey said…

That Focus article was indeed very positive about PSI, and mentioned some new work showing brain wave correlations between pairs of people that were physically separated but trying to engage in ESP. The article seemed to imply that even the skeptics were having a tough time refuting the results. It would be great to hear more about these experiments on this blog.
Book Surgeon said…
I've spent the day in skepticville thanks to some links sent to me by some skeptic friends. I made the mistake of clicking and reading and it always gets my dander up. The usual defenses rise up: woo-woo types accuse us of being closed-minded, they don't embrace true science, etc. I should really ignore those sites and stories because they always make me angry and at the same time despairing that the paranormal will ever get a fair hearing and the research resources it deserves. If we were talking about something that was not freighted with the baggage of religion, magic and mysticism, it would have been accepted long ago.

The differences between the dialogue on sites like this one and on the skeptic sites (especially the forums) always remind me of the difference I see in communication between liberals and conservatives online. On one side you have liberals/paranormal supporters being rational, open-minded, respectful and charitable in listening to the ideas of others (at least much of the time). On the other, you have neocons/pseudoskeptics being belligerent, hateful, contemptuous and ignorant, sure of their own ideas without any look at the evidence. I doubt that will change.

By the way, I've searched far and wide and could find no Fortean Times review of the book. Are you sure it was in that pub?
Dean Radin said…
Book Surgeon said: The differences between the dialogue on sites like this one and on the skeptic sites ...

It helps that this is a blog, not a public forum, and that it's moderated. I belong to several private email discussion lists that I regard as extremely valuable, but I don't participate in any of the public forums. Public discussions on any controversial topic, where the forum participants can anonymously range from school kids to professors, are a genuine waste of time.
Anonymous said…
I'm very interested in precognition, so I enjoyed your Horizon piece and will read this blog with interest.

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