Paranormal belief, experience, and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.

  • Fox J
  • Williams C
  • Liverpool Hope U Coll Liverpool P
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Process-oriented work in parapsychology has continued to highlight variables which predict paranormal belief and experience. The emerging picture indicates that in terms of personality traits, believers are likely to be slightly extraverted but balanced by a strong interest in their subjective experience. Some of these traits seem to show promise as indicators of performance in laboratory studies of extrasensory perception. In this study, 121 college students (aged 19-45 yrs) completed the Anomalous Experience Inventory (V. K. Kumar et al, 1994) and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (D. Keirsey and M. Bates). Multiple regression analyses provided significant models predicting both Paranormal Experience and Belief; the main predictors were the other subscales of the Anomalous Experience Inventory with the Keirsey variables playing only a minor role. Findings suggest that the Jungian types (as measured by the Keirsey Temperament Sorter) may play a small role in predicting paranormal belief and experience. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • *Attitudes
  • *Measurement
  • *Parapsychological Phenomena
  • *Personality Traits
  • Extrasensory Perception

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0034200473
  • ISSN: 00332941
  • SGR: 0034200473
  • PMID: 10932564
  • PUI: 31506990


  • Jezz Fox

  • Carl Williams

  • Psychology Dept Liverpool Hope U Coll Liverpool

  • England

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