Years ago (1930's) parapsychology retreated into the laboratories to have controlled conditions because of wide spread fraud (starting with investigations in 1882 and before).
So, normal people (not seeking fame and fortune) started to be studied rather than public psychics, mediums, etc.
However, now controls are better and their have been traits found among people that seem to score higher on psi tests.
So, is parapsychology now focused on
(and should they be?) those groups of people or does it still focus on the general population?