Psi and Psychology: The Recent Debate


Panelists: Daryl Bem, Jonathan Schooler, Samuel Moulton
Moderated by J. Richard Hackman.

Daryl Bem’s recent article—Feeling the future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect—has reinvigorated the debate over the existence of extrasensory perception, and sparked a public discussion among social scientists about how to best conduct and report research. This controversial article will be discussed by a panel of scholars who have a diversity of perspectives on the article—and on the role of psi in psychological science more generally. The panel includes:

Daryl Bem, a professor emeritus of psychology at Cornell University and the author of the target article.

Jonathan Schooler, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a reviewer of Bem’s manuscript.

Samuel Moulton, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and a researcher who has published evidence against the existence of psi.