Parapsychology, anyone?

United States
June 14, 2009 5:51pm CST
Okay, here's a little debate for everyone. Do you think parapsychology (the psychological study of paranormal phenomena) is a credible branch of psychology? Why or why not? (Also, if anyone has actually studied parapsychology, how did you first become interested?)
3 responses
@j12345 (163)
• New Zealand
15 Jun 09
we are a race of being that needs those dark shades in our life to have clarity and colour if theres a question bugging us we need to find answers ... those people are studying to find answers ... if they find none then thats an answer in itself ... that paranormal phenomena is a bunch of bullsh*t... but if they find something then possibly we can evolve, the potential for us could be endless... we might have to re-evaluate everything we had ever believed... I happen to believe in the para-normal probably because I am open minded. Its a matter of anything is possible to me
• United States
17 Jun 09
It's always good to be open-minded. There are some things in life that aren't rational. I think it's the shadier side of things that are more compelling.
@BethannTT (222)
4 Jul 10
I've learnt a bit on parapsychology after i finished my GSCE in psychology and had about an extra month of pschology left (i took it in y10) and to me i find it totally legit, but to many people if you say to them 'i have a degree in parapyschology' they will think your a nut job, or something along those lines. people dont like learning about stuff that doesnt actually have proof. I first became interested in it as my teacher was a very big believer in these types of things, he has so much passion for it , it was truley amazing to listen to.
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I absolutely think parapsychology is legit. I just hate how we have to label everything and record everything in the world today- people are like "if it isn't on record, it doesn't exsist." I got interested in the subject when I experienced and heard accounts of seemingly unexplainable events, like object moving of their own, and stuff.