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Extraordinary beliefs : a historical approach to a psychological problem, Peter Lamont

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Extraordinary beliefs : a historical approach to a psychological problem
Title
Extraordinary beliefs
Title remainder
a historical approach to a psychological problem
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Peter Lamont
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Language
eng
Summary
"Since the early nineteenth century, mesmerists, mediums and psychics have exhibited extraordinary phenomena. These have been demonstrated, reported and disputed by every modern generation. We continue to wonder why people believe in such things, while others wonder why they are dismissed so easily. Extraordinary Beliefs takes a historical approach to an ongoing psychological problem: why do people believe in extraordinary phenomena? It considers the phenomena that have been associated with mesmerism, spiritualism, psychical research and parapsychology. By drawing upon conjuring theory, frame analysis and discourse analysis, it examines how such phenomena have been made convincing in demonstration and report, and then disputed endlessly. It argues that we cannot understand extraordinary beliefs unless we properly consider the events in which people believe, and what people believe about them. And it shows how, in constructing and maintaining particular beliefs about particular phenomena, we have been in the business of constructing ourselves"--
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Lamont, Peter
Dewey number
130
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1031
LC item number
.L255 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Parapsychology
  • Parapsychology
  • Psychology
  • Hypnosis
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Parapsychology
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Extraordinary beliefs : a historical approach to a psychological problem, Peter Lamont
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. The making of the extraordinary -- 3. The making of mesmeric phenomena -- 4. The making of spiritualist phenomenam -- 5. The making of psychic phenomena -- 6. The making of paranormal phenomena -- 7. The making of extraordinary beliefs
  • A brief reflexive preface; Acknowledgements; ONE Introduction; Observations on an extraordinary feat; Some extraordinary beliefs past and present; Understanding paranormal beliefs; Why history of Psychology?; Psychological knowledge as constructed; Psychological knowledge is constructive; A history of unorthodox Psychology; TWO The making of the extraordinary; The performance of magic: how it is done; Effects, methods and misdirection: what you see, and what you don't; The role of pseudo-explanations in magic; The reception of magic: how it is seen; Believing in magic
  • Framing an extraordinary feat (in performance and reception)Beliefs and discourse; THREE The making of mesmeric phenomena; Framing mesmeric phenomena (in performance); Framing mesmeric demonstrations (in reports): reporting the facts; Framing the phenomena as extraordinary; Framing the phenomena as ordinary; The construction of a new boundary between ordinary and extraordinary; Framing a failed demonstration of mesmeric clairvoyance; Framing a successful demonstration; Framing an exposure of mesmerism; Constructing a psychology of error
  • Mesmerism and the constructive powers of psychological knowledgeDiscussion; FOUR The making of spiritualist phenomena; Framing séance phenomena (in performance); Framing séance phenomena (the reception): reporting the facts; Managing extraordinariness; Constructing and deploying expertise; Framing séance phenomena as not real; Framing séance phenomena as trickery; The framing of failures, duplications and exposures; Discussion; FIVE The making of psychic phenomena; The birth of psychic phenomena; The problems of framing mind-reading: the case of Washington Irving Bishop
  • Scientific psychology and the psychology of errorThe case of Munsterberg and Beulah Miller; Discussion; SIX The making of paranormal phenomena; The making of parapsychology; The making of mind-reading, c. 1900-1970; The making of Marion; The making of paranormal belief; The making of the modern sceptic; Discussion; SEVEN The making of extraordinary beliefs; The particularity of extraordinary beliefs; Extraordinary beliefs and expertise; On other beliefs about extraordinary phenomena; Understanding extraordinary beliefs; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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9781139094320
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(OCoLC)825767594
Label
Extraordinary beliefs : a historical approach to a psychological problem, Peter Lamont
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. The making of the extraordinary -- 3. The making of mesmeric phenomena -- 4. The making of spiritualist phenomenam -- 5. The making of psychic phenomena -- 6. The making of paranormal phenomena -- 7. The making of extraordinary beliefs
  • A brief reflexive preface; Acknowledgements; ONE Introduction; Observations on an extraordinary feat; Some extraordinary beliefs past and present; Understanding paranormal beliefs; Why history of Psychology?; Psychological knowledge as constructed; Psychological knowledge is constructive; A history of unorthodox Psychology; TWO The making of the extraordinary; The performance of magic: how it is done; Effects, methods and misdirection: what you see, and what you don't; The role of pseudo-explanations in magic; The reception of magic: how it is seen; Believing in magic
  • Framing an extraordinary feat (in performance and reception)Beliefs and discourse; THREE The making of mesmeric phenomena; Framing mesmeric phenomena (in performance); Framing mesmeric demonstrations (in reports): reporting the facts; Framing the phenomena as extraordinary; Framing the phenomena as ordinary; The construction of a new boundary between ordinary and extraordinary; Framing a failed demonstration of mesmeric clairvoyance; Framing a successful demonstration; Framing an exposure of mesmerism; Constructing a psychology of error
  • Mesmerism and the constructive powers of psychological knowledgeDiscussion; FOUR The making of spiritualist phenomena; Framing séance phenomena (in performance); Framing séance phenomena (the reception): reporting the facts; Managing extraordinariness; Constructing and deploying expertise; Framing séance phenomena as not real; Framing séance phenomena as trickery; The framing of failures, duplications and exposures; Discussion; FIVE The making of psychic phenomena; The birth of psychic phenomena; The problems of framing mind-reading: the case of Washington Irving Bishop
  • Scientific psychology and the psychology of errorThe case of Munsterberg and Beulah Miller; Discussion; SIX The making of paranormal phenomena; The making of parapsychology; The making of mind-reading, c. 1900-1970; The making of Marion; The making of paranormal belief; The making of the modern sceptic; Discussion; SEVEN The making of extraordinary beliefs; The particularity of extraordinary beliefs; Extraordinary beliefs and expertise; On other beliefs about extraordinary phenomena; Understanding extraordinary beliefs; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
825767594
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unknown
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1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139094320
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
431877
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825767594

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