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Parapsychology, Anomalistic Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology

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20022023
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Research Interests

His research interest are around understanding the nature of anomalous experiences and includes research on the psychology of paranormal belief and of deception and the phenomenology of paranormal experience as well as experimental approaches to test claims for extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, particularly where they involve psychological factors. Recent research has been concerned with unconscious measures of psi and predicting performance using a composite personality measure called ‘lability’.

Supervision

Lucy Atkinson; Psychology

The impact of cognitive processes on input enhancement techniques

Zak Baldwin; Psychology

An investigation into the effects of action video-games and gaming interfaces on visual selective attention and age-related cognitive decline

Lesley Kalish; Regent's University

What types of psychological interventions do psychotherapists find effective when working with patients presenting with Medically Unexplained Symptoms?

Louise King; Psychology

A Transpersonal Understanding of Spiritual Experiences in Individuals with Epilepsy.

Sofia Machado; Psychology

Induced near-death experiences in healthy volunteers: Phenomenology, psychophysiology, and after-effects.

Chetak Nangare; Psychology

Parapsychology and Buddhism -- to afford a comparison between descriptions of psychic experiences in Buddhist works and in parapsychological research.

Erika Pratte

Therapeutic approaches toward integrating near death experiences

Alex Wilson; Psychology

The Transformative Nature of Altered States of Consciousness in Youth Subculture.

Teaching Interests

Chris teaches on the undergraduate modules PSY3007: Parapsychology and the psychology of anomalous experience, PSY2005: Research methods and data analysis, and PSY2003: Independent practical work and contributes to MSc modules PSYM021: Neuroscience and Consciousness, PSYM029: Spirituality and Health, and PSYM013: Analysing and Reporting Quantitative Research.

External Roles

Chris is President of the Society for Psychical Research and the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation. He is Past President of the Parapsychological Association and past-chair of the British Psychological Society's Transpersonal Psychology Section. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Parapsychology and for the Transpersonal Psychology Review. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. He is a member of the Bial Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Northampton

20072009

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Bachelor, University of Edinburgh

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Projects 2018 2023

Research Output 2002 2019

Response to Howard (2018): Comments on ‘A Meta-Reanalysis of Dream-ESP Studies’

Roe, C. A., Storm, L., Rock, A., Sherwood, S. & Tressoldi, P., 30 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Dream Research. 12, 1, p. 147-152 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment/Debate

Publication Bias
Meta-Analysis
Weights and Measures
Open Access
File
Spirituality
Touch
Osteopathic Physicians
Intuition
Therapeutics
Open Access
File
Banisteriopsis
Psychology
Civilization
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Anomalous post-death encounters and their positive impact on experients

Cooper, C. E., Roe, C. A. & Mitchell, G., 6 Apr 2017.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePoster

Open Access
File
death
experience
personality
evidence
Open Access
File
Internal-External Control
Cognition
Incidence
Personality

On the correspondence between dream content and target material under laboratory conditions: a meta-analysis of dream-ESP studies, 1966-2016

Storm, L., Sherwood, S. J., Roe, C. A., Tressoldi, P. E., Rock, A. J. & Di Risio, L., 3 Nov 2017, In : International Journal of Dream Research. 10, 2

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
File
Meta-Analysis
Parapsychology
Telepathy
Bayes Theorem
Motion Pictures

Spontaneous post-death phenomena and their positive impact on experients

Cooper, C. E., Roe, C. A., Mitchell, G. & Cooper, C. E. (ed.), 21 Jul 2017.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePoster

Open Access
File
Meta-Analysis
Incidence
Research
Population
Datasets

Activities 2008 2015

  • 18 Participating in a conference or workshop
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Symposium

Examining what cognitive mechanisms make spontaneous post-death phenomena therapeutic for the bereaved

Callum Cooper (Speaker), Chris Roe (Speaker), Graham Mitchell (Speaker)
19 Jul 2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section 19th Annual Conference

Callum Cooper (Participant), Chris Roe (Participant), Graham Mitchell (Participant)
19 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Joint Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Society (58th) and the Society for Psychical Research (39th) (PA-SPR 2015)

Lesley-Ann Smith (Participant), Johnny Ryan (Participant), Chris Roe (Participant), Callum Cooper (Participant)
19 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

19th Annual Transpersonal Psychology Section Conference

Kimberley Sheffield (Participant), Graham Smith (Participant), Chris Roe (Participant), Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson (Participant)
19 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association and the 39th Society for Psychical Research International Annual Conference

Charmaine Sonnex (Participant), Chris Roe (Participant), Elizabeth C Roxburgh (Participant)
19 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

2nd British Auto-ethnography Conference: Auto-ethnography: Reading the Body and Writing the Self

Louise Spiers (Participant), Chris Roe (Participant), Elizabeth C Roxburgh (Participant)
30 Oct 201531 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Investigating pagan healing spells

Chris Roe (Speaker), Charmaine Sonnex (Speaker), Elizabeth C Roxburgh (Speaker)
22 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSymposiumResearch

Nineteenth Joint Postgraduate Conference on Religion and Theology: Spiritual Exercises

Charmaine Sonnex (Participant), Chris Roe (Participant), Elizabeth C Roxburgh (Participant)
7 Mar 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Thesis

Spontaneous post-death experiences and the cognition of hope: An examination of bereavement and recovery

Author: Cooper, C., 24 Jul 2017

Supervisor: Roe, C. (Supervisor) & Mitchell, G. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

File

Testing the psi mediated instrumental response theory using an implicit psi task

Author: Hitchman, G. A. M., May 2013

Supervisor: Roe, C. A. (Supervisor) & Sherwood, S. J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

The psychology and phenomenology of spiritualist mental mediumship

Author: Roxburgh, E. C., 2010

Supervisor: Roe, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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