Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) is a research group based in the Psychology
Department at the University of Edinburgh.
Established in 1985, it consists of academic staff and postgraduate students who teach and research various aspects of parapsychology, including:
- the possible existence of psychic ability
- belief in the paranormal
- the psychology of anomalous experiences
- pseudo-psychic deception and self- deception
- the social and historical relevance of parapsychology.
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NOVEMBER 2012: The KPU is hosting a Registry for Parapsychological Experiments. Pre-registering studies is one way to enhance the methodological quality of research. For further information, click here.
OCTOBER 2012: For information about Dr Watt's research into the psychology and parapsychology of precognitive dream experiences, funded by the Perrott-Warrick Fund, click here.
NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING : Starting September 2013, online course in parapsychology. Click here for more information about the course, and click here to go to the registration page. Click here for a review of the course published in Skeptical Inquirer.