International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors: Osheen Saxena
Extrasensory perception refers to a form of perception that occurs beyond the ordinary five senses. The present study was aimed at studying the relationship between Mindfulness and a form of Extra Sensory Perception, Telepathy. The interactional effect of Ego-Strength as a personality factor and Mindfulness on Telepathy was also a focus of the study. The data was collected on 60 individuals falling into four groups of High/Low Mindfulness and High/Low Ego-Strength. The experimental method used to measure telepathy was the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the telepathic scores were nominal in nature, i.e. â€œhitâ€ or â€œmissâ€. The mindfulness was measured using the MAAS (Mindful Attention Awareness Scale - State version) Scale. Ego-Strength was measured using a subset of the 16 PF questionnaire (Factor C). Results indicated that Mindfulness or Ego-strength do not predict whether an individual will receive a â€˜hitâ€™ or a â€˜missâ€™ on the Ganzfeld Experiment, i.e. predict whether telepathy would occur or not.