2018, Vol. 82, No. 2, 198-203

Editor-in-Chief Etzel Cardeña, Ph.D.
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Tierney, I., Watt, C., and Flores, A. (2018). Measuring Organizational Closure in the MPI/GQT/CMM Context. Journal of Parapsychology, 82, 198-203. http://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2018.02.07

Measuring Organizational Closure in the MPI/GQT/CMM Context

Ian Tierney, Caroline Watt, and Ana Flores
University of Edinburgh

Abstract: Organizational closure (OC) is a theoretical state within Walter von Lucadou’s Correlation Matrix Method (CMM) for producing evidence of mind/matter interactions or psi. In practical terms, OC is affected by attentional, emotional/ affective, contextual, and motivational elements in the experimental system. Because maximal OC is considered desirable in obtaining non-local entanglement correlations, a user-friendly measurement of OC in the CMM experiments would be useful. Based on studies that have found a positive association between the participants’ under-estimation of session duration and psi task performance, the method suggested here involves the participants’ retrospective estimate of duration. This research note concludes with advice on how this measure may be implemented.

Keywords: Correlation Matrix Method, Organizational Closure, time contraction