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dc.contributor.authorO'Keeffe, C.
dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-05T12:15:51Z
dc.date.available2013-06-05T12:15:51Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.citationO'Keeffe , C & Wiseman , R 2005 , ' Testing alleged mediumship : methods and results ' , British Journal of Psychology , vol. 96 , no. 2 , pp. 165-179 . https://doi.org/10.1348/000712605X36361
dc.identifier.issn0007-1269
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 562149
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: df2ce7c4-a5c3-4373-a182-79ee370978bc
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000229465300003
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 19944369788
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/10716
dc.description.abstractMediums claim to be able to communicate with the deceased. Such claims attract a considerable amount of public interest and, if valid, have important implications for many areas of psychology. For over 100 years, researchers have tested alleged mediums. This work has obtained mixed results and provoked a considerable amount of methodological debate. This paper reviews the key issues in this debate, describes how the authors devised a method of testing that aimed to prevent the many problems that have hindered past research, and how they then used this method to test several professional mediums. The results of this work did not support the existence of genuine mediumistic ability. Competing interpretations of these results are discussed, along with ways in which the methodology presented in the paper could be used to assess conceptually similar, but non-paranormal, claims made in clinical, occupational and forensic contexts.en
dc.format.extent15
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Psychology
dc.titleTesting alleged mediumship : methods and resultsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dcterms.dateAccepted2005-05
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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