Psychotronics is a term for psi-focused research, focused on "energetic field interactions" between living bodies and their environments, particularly in the form of ESP and psychokinesis. According to the Second International Congress on Psychotronic Research (1975): "[Psychotronics is] a science, which, in an interdisciplinary fashion, studies fields of interaction between people and their environment (both internal and external), and the energetic processes involved [... and] recognizes that matter, energy, and consciousness are interconnected in a way which contributes to new understanding of the energetic capabilities of human beings, life-processes, and matter in general."
The word "psychotronique" was originally coined by Fernand Clerc to refer to techniques enabling the use of brain waves to control machinery via thought; however, it would be later adapted, in 1967, by Czech researcher Zdeněk Rejdák to distinguish his field of study from "parapsychology", which was considered less scientifically rigorous and less specific (though today the terms are often used interchangeably).
Soviet Psychotronics (1960 - 90)
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- Jaroslav Stuchlík, Sekce pro Psychotroniku (Section for Psychotronics, part of the Committee of Applied Cybernetics of the Czechoslovak Scientific and Technological Society)
- Zdeněk Rejdák, International Association for Psychotronic Research (IAPR)
- Robert Pavlita and Jana Pavlita
- Victor G. Adamenko
- Rejdák, Zdeněk (October-December 1974), "Psychotronics: the State of the Art", Impact of Science on Society (Paris: UNESCO) 25 (4): 285-289, http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0001/000107/010749eo.pdf
- International Association for Psychotronic Research, "Second International Congress on Psychotronic Research" (openlibrary.org) — the published proceedings of the international conference hosted at Monte Carlo from June 30 to July 4, 1975.
- "They Call It Psychotronics" (scientificremoteviewing.com) — cites the definition, and includes further information about the congresses.