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Experimental Psychical Research by Thouless Robert

Experimental Psychical Research by Thouless Robert

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Robert Henry Thouless was a British psychologist and parapsychologist. He is best known as the author of Straight and Crooked Thinking, which describes flaws in reasoning and argument.⁣

He studied at Cambridge University where he earned B.A. hons in 1914, an M.A. in 1919 and a Ph.D. in 1922. He was a lecturer in psychology at the universities of Manchester, Glasgow and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College in the University of Cambridge. He wrote on parapsychology and conducted experiments in card-calling and psychokinesis. His own experiments did not confirm the results of J. B. Rhine and he criticized the experimental protocols of previous experimenters.⁣

He is credited with introducing the word "psi as a term for para-psychological phenomena in a 1942 article in the British Journal of Psychology. He served as President of the Society for Psychical Research from 1942 to 1944.⁣

⁣⁣Published in 1963 this book shows minimal signs of wear. See photos. 

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