Psi-Mediated Instrumental Response
An experimental concept developed by parapsychologist
Rex G. Stanford, who proposed a model for spontaneous psi
events where individuals may unconsciously obtain extrasensory
knowledge of events relevant to their personal needs and use
this knowledge to modify their behavior in a way which will be
instrumental in satisfying those needs. Stanford and other
parapsychologists have published a series of papers on experimental
research relating to the PMIR model.
Sources
Stanford, Rex G., and Angelo Castello. ‘‘Cognitive Mode
and Extrasensory Function in a Timing-Based PMIR Task.’’ In
J. D. Morris, W. G. Roll, and R. L. Morris, eds. Research in Parapsychology
1976 Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press, 1977.
Stanford, Rex G., and Peter Rust. ‘‘Psi-mediated Helping
Behavior Experimental Paradigm and Initial Results.’’ In J. D.
Morris, W. G. Roll, and R. L. Morris, eds. Research in Parapsychology
1976 Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press, 1977.
Stanford, Rex G., and Angela Stio. ‘‘Associative Mediation
in Psi-mediated Instrumental Response (PMIR).’’ In J. D. Morris,
W. G. Roll & R. L. Morris, ed. Research in Parapsychology
1975. Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press, 1976.
Stanford, Rex G., and Gary Thompson. ‘‘Unconscious Psimediated
Instrumental Response and its Relation to Conscious
ESP Performance.’’ In W. G. Roll, R. L. Morris, and J. D. Morris,
eds. Research in Parapsychology 1973 Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow
Press, 1974.
Stanford, Rex G., R. Zennhausern, A. Taylor, and M. Dwyer.
‘‘Psychokinesis as a Psi-mediated Instrumental Response.’’
Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 69
(1975).

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