I’ve just been reaching an article detailing that “anomalistic psychology” is to be taught to A-Level Students in England as an option on the A2 Psychology course. The option will include teachings about telepathy, psychokinesis, psychic healing, near-death experiences and talking to the dead.
Anomalistic psychology is defined by the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths as:
“Anomalistic psychology may be defined as the study of extraordinary phenomena of behaviour and experience, including (but not restricted to) those which are often labelled “paranormal”. It is directed towards understanding bizarre experiences that many people have without assuming a priori that there is anything paranormal involved. It entails attempting to explain paranormal and related beliefs and ostensibly paranormal experiences in terms of known psychological and physical factors.”
I think this is a GREAT move and would have loved to do a course like this when I was at school. Plus, research by Readers Digest in 2006 (see BBC news article here) revealed that 43% of Brits have personally experienced telepathy. This clearly shows that the more trained people we have investigating these anomalies, the better!