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James E Alcock



   York Hall 125
   416-736-2100 x 88358

Religious Beliefs

McMaster University

  • Alcock, J.E.,  & Sadava, S. (2014). An introduction to social psychology. Global perspectives. London: Sage. 
  • lAlcock, J.E., Carment, D.W. & Sadava, S. (2005). A textbook of social psychology. (6th. ed.)Toronto: Pearson.   
  • Alcock, J.E., Burns, J. & Freeman, A. (Eds.) (2003). Psi wars. London: Imprint Academic.
  •   Alcock, J.E. (1990). Science and supernature. Buffalo,NY: Prometheus Books
  • Alcock, J.E. (1981). Parapsychology: Science or magic? Oxford: Pergamon Press. <> [French edition (1989): Parapsychologie: Science ou magie?.Paris: Flammarion; Bulgarian edition (1986)]




Journal Articles


Selected Peer Reviewed Articles
  Ladowsky-Brooks, R. & Alcock, J.E. (2007). Semantic-episodic interactions in the neuropsychology of disbelief. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 12, 97-111.    
  Antoniazzi,M., Celinski, M. & Alcock, J.E. (2002).Self-responsibility and coping with pain: Disparate attitudes towards psychosocial issues in recovery from workplace injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24(18), 948-953.    
Book Chapters


  •  Alcock, JE (2009) The psychology of chronic pain. In R. Oatley & J. McLeish (Eds.), Oatley McLeish Guide to Anatomy and Impairment, Toronto: LexisNexis Canada. (Pp. 184-192)    
  Alcock, J.E. (2009). The parapsychologist's lament. In S. Krippner & H. Friedman (Eds), Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums and other Extraordinary People. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press    
  Alcock, J.E. (2005) Parapsykologins problem. In J. Jeskert & S.O. Hansson (Eds.), Vetenskap eller villfarelse (pp 197-220). Sweden: Leopard Forlag. [Translation of Alcock (2003) "Give the null hypothesis a chance"].    
  Alcock, J.E. (2003). Give the null hypothesis a chance. Reasons to remain doubtful about the existence of psi. In Alcock, J.E., Burns, J. & Freeman, A.. (Eds.) Psi Wars. London: Imprint Academic.    
  Alcock, J.E. (2003). Belief and Survival. World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, 59, 189-200    
  Alcock, J.E. (2001). Science versus pseudoscience, non-science, and nonsense. In P. Kurtz (Ed.) Skeptical Odysseys. Buffalo,NY: Prometheus Press.    
  Alcock, J.E. (2000). Alternative medicine and the psychology of belief. In W. Sampson and L. Vaughn (Eds.), Science meets alternative medicine: What the evidence says about unconventional treatments. Buffalo,NY: Prometheus Books    
  Alcock, J.E. (1998).The belief engine. In K. Frazier (Ed.), (1998). Encounters with the paranormal.Buffalo,NY: Prometheus Books    
  Alcock, J.E. (1997). Social psychology and mental health. In Sadava, S. et al (Eds.) Applied social psychology.New York: Prentice-Hall.    
  Alcock, J.E. (1996). The propensity to believe. InN. Levitt. et al (Eds.), The flight from reason.New York:New YorkAcademy of Sciences.    
  Alcock, J.E. (1994) An analysis of psychic sleuths' claims. In J. Nickell (Ed.), The psychic sleuths (pp. 172-190). Buffalo,NY: Prometheus Books.    
  Alcock, J.E. (1992). Religion and rationality. In J. Schumaker (Ed.), Religion and mental health (pp. 122-131). Oxford,England:OxfordUniversity Press.    
  Alcock, J.E. (1986). Parapsychology's past eight years: a lack-of-progress report. In K. Frazier (Ed.), Science confronts the paranormal. (pp.20-27).Buffalo: Prometheus Books.    
  Alcock, J.E. (1985) Parapsychology as a "spiritual science". In P. Kurtz (Ed.), A skeptic's handbook of parapsychology (pp. 537-565)Buffalo,N.Y.: Prometheus Books    
  Alcock, J.E. (1981). Psychology and near-death experiences. In K. Frazier (Ed.), Paranormal Borderlands of Science (pp. 153-169).Buffalo: Prometheus Books.    

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