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Title Pseudoscience and Deception : the Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims
Published Lanham : University Press of America, 2013


Description 1 online resource (195 pages)
Contents Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; I: Critical Thought about Strange Things; 1 Why Smart People Believe Weird Things; 2 How to Argue; II: Psychic Phenomena & Fortune-Telling; 3 Cold Reading: How to Convince Strangers That You Know All About Them; 4 Long Island Chicanery; III: Science/Health Claims; 5 Why Bogus Therapies Often Seem to Work; 6 Power Balance Products; 7 Consensus on Climate Change; 8 Why Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Is Worthless; IV: Out of This World; 9 The Case For and Against Astrology; 10 Looking Up to Logic; 11 The Lunar Effect and Confirmation Bias
V: Religion & Faith Healing12 Prayer and Healing; 13 Confessions of a Skeptic; VI: Psychotherapy; 14 Pseudoscience in Contemporary Clinical Psychology; VII: Numerical Anomalies; 15 Number manipulation; VIII: Afterlife and Related Phenomena; 16 Deconstructing the Dead; IX: Cryptozoology; 17 Bigfoot at 50; About the Contributors
Summary Pseudoscience and Deception is a compilation of some of the most eye-opening skeptical articles pertaining to extraordinary claims and pseudoscience. The articles explore paranormal, extraordinary, or fringe-science claims and reveal logical explanations or outline the deceptive tactics involved in convincing the vulnerable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Parapsychology -- Case studies
Parapsychology -- Investigation -- Case studies
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Mysticism.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Occultism.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Parapsychology -- General.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Reference.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Supernatural.
Parapsychology -- Investigation
Unerklärliches Phänomen
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
Author Farha, Bryan
ISBN 9780761862932