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Parapsychology – Mediumship

 
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About the Course

This course, by Professor Ciarán O’Keeffe (Buckinghamshire New University), explores mediumship. In the first module, we think about how to define a medium and the act of mediumship. In the second module, we think about the history of mediumship and its origins in Ancient Greece. In the third module, we think about some theories behind how mediumship can occur, with a focus on the paranormal. Next, we think about the role of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the research and popularity around mediumship. In the fifth and final module, we think about taking a sceptical perspective towards research into mediumship.

About the Lecturer

Ciarán O’Keeffe is associate professor at Buckinghamshire New University. He specialises in both forensic and criminal psychology, as well as parapsychology (the study of mental phenomena which are inexplicable by conventional psychology). Professor O’Keeffe’s background is in investigative psychology and now teaches across a range of forensic and criminal psychology courses. He has made numerous television and radio appearances alongside an array of celebrities.

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