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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TRIAL REGISTRY: The KPU hosts a Registry for Parapsychological Experiments. Pre-registering studies is one way to enhance the methodological quality of research. For further information, click here.
NOW FULLY BOOKED; WAITING LIST OPEN: Starting 7th April 2014, 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. Note April is the only time we will be running this online course in 2014, and numbers are strictly limited. Next course April 2015.
JUNE 2013: Dr Watt is delighted to announce that her Perrott-Warrick research fellowship has been extended until the end of December 2014. For information about Dr Watt's research into the psychology and parapsychology of precognitive dream experiences, funded by the Perrott-Warrick Fund, click here.