Scotland is a melting pot for myths, folklore, and a variety of anomalous or exceptional experiences. There are stories of mythical creatures (the Loch Ness Monster), Second sight (extrasensory perception) miraculous healings, and sightings of ghosts and folkloric characters (including Selkies and faeries). Scotland can also claim to be the birthplace for Harry Potter and the place where Helen Duncan was the last person to be tried under the witchcraft act. This course will critically explore the psychology of these anomalous experiences, including personality and other correlates of experiences, dissociation and altered states, creativity, synesthesia, hallucinations, earth lights and more.

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