The TEDI is a 16 item measure consisting of (9) questions to identify Schneider’s First Rank Symptoms of Schizophrenia (FRS) (e.g. thought insertion, though withdrawal, thought broadcasting, etc.), and (2) questions from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory F Scale (MMPI). Both of these sets of questions are included because they can assist the clinician in identifying abnormal factors and these questions have been slightly altered in a manner that negates veridical telepathic phenomenology. In addition, the measure includes (5) questions that pertain to veridical telepathic phenomena that are labeled as signs of “Possible Telepathy” (PT). In private practice, the measure has yielded consistent results and validity. However, further testing of this measure’s reliability and validity are required.
Telepathic Experiences Differential Interview – (TEDI)
Special Note: Some of these items have been slightly altered to include inaccurate telepathic phenomenology and elaboration to assist in differentiation.
FRS: Schneider’s First Rank Symptoms of Schizophrenia (AH: Auditory Hallucinations), (TI: Thought Insertion), (TB: Thought Broadcasting), (TW: Thought Withdrawal), (MV: Made Volition), (MF: Made Feeling), (MI: Made Impulse).
MMPI: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory F Scale Items.
PT: Possible Telepathy (TC: Telepathic Cognition, TI: Telepathic Interaction, TS: Telepathic Simulation [D: Telepathic Simulation Dream]).
Scoring and Interpretation
Each item on the measure is answered by a “yes” or a “no” and can include a 5-point scale (0 = none or not at all; 1 = slight or rare, less than a day or two; 2 = mild or several days; 3 = moderate or more than half the days; and 4 = severe or nearly every day). Any questions answered “yes” or that receives a rating of slight (i.e. 1) or greater from the FRS or MMPI serves as an indication of psychotic features or the presence of experience intensity exaggeration (i.e. vivid quality vs. faint or fragmented quality). Any PT questions answered “yes” should be viewed as a possible sign of veridical telepathic experiences and not as psychotic symptoms. However, any PT questions answered “yes” in conjunction with questions answered “yes” from the FRS or MMPI should be dismissed, at least until treatment has completely resolved psychotic symptoms, if applicable (i.e. acute psychosis).
Citation: Kelly, T.M. (2015). Additional Measures. In Clinical Parapsychology: Extrasensory Experiences & Phenomena (Textbook). University of Alternative Studies. PDF Copyright © 2015 Theresa M. Kelly. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.