Thursday, January 27, 2011

Team Leader Certified in Parapsychology Course from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

The Koestler Parapsychology Unit of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland is one of the most prestigious parapsychology research institutions in the world.  Last fall, NAPS Team Leader Mike Chapman completed an online course through this research unit, taught by noted parapsychologist Dr. Caroline Watt.  Mike received his official certification in the course recently by mail. 

While the course covered many aspects of parapsychology, it was concentrated on psi - the two major aspects of which are psychokinesis and E.S.P. (extrasensory perception).  The course lasted 10 weeks and involved extensive reading, study, case review, guest expert articles, audio file study and online interaction with Professor Watt and other students from around the world.

"I learned a tremendous amount about the field of parapsychology, and its strengths and weaknesses.  I also learned a lot about research methods such as Ganzfeld stimulation, the history of spiritualism, the many myriads of categories of E.S.P., and all about psychokinesis, survival hypothesis and poltergeist activity from the perspective of a parapsychologist.  I feel like I'm a far better investigator now.  Dr. Watt is very knowledgeable, approachable and very personable.  I know if I need her help I can email her and she will answer my question and give assistance. That's really nice and a great added benefit. While I'm far more causal oriented than a parapsychologist would be, and do not want to be limited in that regard, I do value the contributions of the field in examining paranormal activity."

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