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Professor of psychology, author. B. February 5, 1907, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Ph.D., 1933, Bonn University; M.D., 1941, Strasbourg University. M. 1940, Dr. Henriette Wichert: 2 d., 1 s. Assistant, Psychological Institute, Bonn University, 1935-40; assistant professor, 1941-42, professor of psychology, director of the Institut für Psychologie und Klinische Psychologie, 1942-45, University of Starsbourg; professor of psychology, 1946-54, professor of psychology and border areas in psychology, 1954 to present: University of Freiburg; director, Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psycholhygiene, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1950 to present. Editor, Zeitschift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie; member: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Parapsychological Assn.; honorary member, Società Italiana di Parapsicologia; corresponding memer, Society for Psychical Research, London.

Dr. Bender has written on a wide range of subjects in the field of parapsychology, including extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, poltergeists, mediumship, spontaneous phenomena and spiritual healing. His books include Psychische Automatismen: Zur Experimentalpsychologie des Unterbewussten und der Aussersinnlichen Wahrnehmung (Mental Automatisms: An Experimental Contribution to the Psychology of Subconscious Processes and ESP; 1936); Zum Problem der Aussersinnlichen Wahrnehmung (A Contribution to the Problem of ESP; 1936); Parapsychologie - Ihre Ergebnisse und Probleme (Parapsychology - Results and Problems; 1953). He has also translated William McDougall's (q.v.) Energies of Men (Aufbaukräfte der Seele; 1937) and G.N.M. Tyrrell's (q.v.) Personality of Man (Mensch und Welt in der Parapsychologie; 1960), and contributed the section "Zur Entwicklung der Parapsychologie von 1930-1950" ("The Development of Parapsychology from 1930 to 1950") in Hans Driesch's (q.v.) book Parapsychologie (third ed., 1951). Among Dr. Benders's numerous articles are, in Zeitschrift für Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie; "Praekognition im Qualitativen Experiement" (Vol. 1, No. 1, 1957); Mediumistische Psychosen (Vol 2, Nos. 2-3, 1959); Schopenhauer und die Parapsychologie (Vol 4, Nos. 2-3, 1960); in the Journal of Parapsychology, "The Case of Ilga K. - A Report on a Phenomenon of Unusual Perception" (Vol. 2, 1938); in Tomorrow magazine: "The Croiset Experiments" (with W.H.C Tenhaeff, q.v.; Vol. 2, No. 1, Autumn 1953); Previsions of Disaster (Vol 4, No. 3, Winder 1956). Residence: Harbukweg 6, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany; business adress: Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Eichhalde 12, Freiburg im Breisgau.

Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications



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