Research Item – jeksite.org
Traditionally, when ESP tests and psychological tests have been administered together, the objective has been to correlate the scoring on the two. In a number of other studies, however, the subjects have been presented with psychological tests which, unknown to them, were intended by the experimenter to be tests of ESP. If, under certain conditions, psychological tests can become non-intentional ESP tests, then studies which look for relationships between ESP tests and psychological tests may actually be correlating intentional and non-intentional ESP scores. To investigate this hypothesis in the present research, a mood test was administered as a non-intentional ESP test, along with an intentional ESP test. The first of two exploratory series and a confirmatory series each gave marginally significant evidence for a negative relationship between intentional and non-intentional ESP scores. A second exploratory series may possibly be an instance of the “error phenomenon” since initial marginally significant results became chance when an error in checking was corrected. An attempt to extend the investigation to a different mood test gave no evidence for a relationship between intentional and non-intentional ESP.