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Titolo:
A COMMON THREAD UNDERLYING BELIEF IN THE PARANORMAL, CREATIVE PERSONALITY, MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Autore:
THALBOURNE MA; DELIN PS;
Indirizzi:
UNIV ADELAIDE,DEPT PSYCHOL ADELAIDE SA 5005 AUSTRALIA
Titolo Testata:
Journal of parapsychology
fascicolo: 1, volume: 58, anno: 1994,
pagine: 3 - 38
SICI:
0022-3387(1994)58:1<3:ACTUBI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MAGICAL IDEATION; PSYCHIC EXPERIENCES; MENTAL-ILLNESS; SCHIZOPHRENIA; SCHIZOTYPY; VALIDATION; PSYCHOSIS; WRITERS; STYLE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social Sciences Citation Index
Citazioni:
87
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Citazione:
M.A. Thalbourne e P.S. Delin, "A COMMON THREAD UNDERLYING BELIEF IN THE PARANORMAL, CREATIVE PERSONALITY, MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY", Journal of parapsychology, 58(1), 1994, pp. 3-38

Abstract

This study began as an investigation of belief in the paranormal: We collated a battery of pencil-and-paper tests, with the intention of measuring degree of belief in, and ostensible experience of, the paranormal, degree of creative personality, mystical experience, and aspects of psychopathology (magical ideation, hypomania, and extent of experience of symptoms resembling mania and depression). This battery of tests was administered to 241 university students, 86 manic-depressives, and 38 schizophrenics. For the overall measure of belief in the paranormal, there were no differences between groups, but among students (andfor the most part in the clinical groups as well) it correlated positively to a significant degree with creative personality, mystical experience, and all the psychopathological variable. We therefore subjected the student data to principal components analysis. A single factor emerged, which we tentatively name transliminality because we interpretit as measuring the extent to which the contents of some preconscious(or ''unconscious'' or ''subliminal'') region of the mind are able tocross the threshold into consciousness (in its sense of ''awareness''). There they may form the basis of paranormal belief, the experiencing of apparent psychic phenomena, some aspects of creativity, mystical experience, and psychotic-like symptoms. A high degree of transliminality would appear to imply a largely involuntary susceptibility to, andawareness of, large volumes of inwardly generated psychological phenomena of an ideational and affective kind. Its correlates include religious experience, an interest in dream interpretation, and proneness tohallucination. Should subsequent research validate the model implied by this labeling, we might come to see belief in, and ostensible experience of, the paranormal as representing one type of consequence amongmany of a mind possessing high transliminality.

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