SFR 289: Anomalistic Psychology with Christopher French

–What do reports of sexual encounters with ghosts reveal about human psychology and our desires?  What are the more rational explanations for these stories?
–German scientists claim to induce lucid dreaming in test subjects. Have you ever had experiences with lucid dreams? Would you want more?
Chris-french–Author of a fake Holocaust memoir has been ordered to pay back $22.5m to her publisher.
–Holy Nerd Rage, Batman! A photo of Ben Affleck in the Batman suit has hit the internet via director Zack Snyder, and it has caused quite a kerfuffle. We give our thoughts on the photo of the costume and Batmobile, and wonder what the film will be like.
–Two people have been charged after shooting and killing a friend, who put on a bulletproof vest and asked to be shot.
–A viral video of a cat running off a dog who attacked a child in Texas has people arguing over what should have happened with the dog. But why are so few people talking about the responsibility of the dog’s owner/guardian?

In Hour 2, we speak with Professor Chris French of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit about the psychology of anomalous experiences, and perceived brushes with the paranormal. We dig into the history of this discipline, learn how individual claims are investigated, and dig into the potential growth of anomalistic psychology in the future.

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About Jason Korbus

Friend, family member, possible werewolf. I co-host Strange Frequencies Radio, blog at Confidential Korbus, and generally walk among the weird. When I'm not doing busywork, I can usually be found with my nose in a book, my eyes glued to a glowing screen, or my ears tuned to The Ramones.
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