Associate Professor

Biography

Christine Simmonds-Moore earned her Ph.D in psychology (investigating schizotypy as an anomaly-prone personality) from University of Northampton in the UK. In 2010, she left her native UK (where she had been working as a psychology professor at Liverpool Hope University) for the USA. Christine worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Rhine Research Center in Durham North Carolina until she moved to Carrollton in August 2011 to join the psychology department at UWG. Her research interests include the study of personality types who are prone to subjective anomalous and paranormal experiences and beliefs (in particular, positive schizotypy and transliminality); transpersonal experiences; the overlaps between parapsychology and clinical psychology/mental health; cognitive and neurobiological correlates of paranormal experiences (e.g., attention); synesthesia and anomalous experiences and how sleep-related and other altered states of consciousness relate to subjective anomalous experiences. Christine has worked on a variety of Bial (and other) funded research projects, including anomalous healing, ganzfeld research, virtual reality and ESP, gender role and anomalous experiences and beliefs, mental health, paranormal experiences and cognitive disinhibition, the similarity between subliminal processing and ESP, a project exploring paranormal belief and disbelief and the detection of signals amid random visual and auditory noise and the psychology of ghosts. She is the editor of Exceptional Experience and Health: Essays on Mind, body and human potential, a co-author of text book on Anomalistic Psychology and is working on a book about the psychology and parapsychology of ghosts. 

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea, 1993
  • M. Phil., Cognitive Science, Dundee University, 1999
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Leicester University and University of Northampton, 2003
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2008
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • PSYC-2220 (Qualitative Research Methods) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4650 (Transpersonal Development) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6899 (Phto Vce & Dly Lf of Gstrprs) Section: 05
    • PSYC-6899 (Annotated Bibliography) Section: 07
    • PSYC-8000 (Consciousness & Experience) Section: 01

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: E01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • PSYC-4085 (Psychology of Ghosts) Section: 10
    • PSYC-5085 (Psyc of Ghosts) Section: 05
    • PSYC-6083 (Research Methods) Section: 01

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: E01

    Spring 2018 Sections

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: E01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • PSYC-2220 (Qualitative Research Methods) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4200 (Parapsychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5200 (Parapsychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6083 (Research Methods) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: 03
    • PSYC-7810 (Tutorial: Ghosts) Section: 06

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-3900 (Personality Theories) Section: E01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-4200 (Parapsychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5200 (Parapsychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6083 (Research Methods) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6881 (Research Methods) Section: E01
    • PSYC-6899 (Thesis) Section: 01
    • PSYC-8002 (Studies in Mind-Body) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-3800 (Psychology of Mind/Body) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4650 (Transpersonal Development) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4884 (Integrative Seminar) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6899 (Exploration & Placebo Effect) Section: 03
    • PSYC-6899 (The Placebo Effect) Section: 04
    • PSYC-7020 (Transpersonal Development) Section: 01

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-3900 (Personality Theories) Section: E01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-6083 (Research Methods) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6899 (Thesis) Section: 03
    • PSYC-8002 (Studies in Mind-Body) Section: 01
  • Skills and Resources

    Academic parapsychology

    I am skilled in research design, data collection and data analysis in addition to being up to date on academic research in the discipline of parapsychology. I regularly engage in research pertinent to this subject, and have presented papers at national and international conferences.

    Transpersonal psychology

    I have a postgraduate diploma in Transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies from Liverpool John Moores University. I conduct research into transpersonal and other exceptional experiences and how they are appraised and integrated. I also teach upper level courses on transpersonal psychology and have presented at international conferences on this topic.