- Paranormal phenomena are those supposedly due to powers of the mind that go beyond the normal, such as telepathy, psychokinesis, precognition, and survival of bodily death. Paranormal psychology, also known as psychical research, is the attempt to establish these phenomena scientifically, and then to theorize about their nature. Philosophers who have interested themselves in this area of investigation include Glanvill, Sidgwick, James, and Broad.
Philosophy dictionary. Academic. 2011.