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Research Psychologist. B. January 29, 1927, Martins Ferry, Ohio. Ph.D., 1956, American University of Washington, D.C. M. 1957, Catherine Spinos: l d., l s. Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Social Relations, Harvard University, 1956-59; research associate, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, 1959-61; research associate, Medfield (Massachusettes) State Hospital, 1959 to present; research instructor in psychology, Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 1960 to present. Chairman, Research Committee, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 1959-60; contributing editor, Journal of the American Society of Psychosomatic Dentistry and Medicine, 1958 to present; member, American Psychological Assn.

In the field of parapsychology, Dr. Barber's primary interests are hallucinations and hypnosis, and he is at present engaged in a study of hallucinatory behavior among normal persons. His articles include: "The Concept of "Hypnosis" (Journal of Psychology, No. 45, 1958); "Hypnosis as Perceptual-Cognitive Restructuring: IV. "Negative Hallucinations" (Journal of Psychology, No. 46, 1958); "The "Eidetic Image" and "Hallucinatory" Behavior" (Psychological Bulletin, No. 56, 1959); "The After-Images of "Imagined" and "Hallucinated" Colors (Journal of Abnormal Social Psychology, No.59, 1959); "The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Hypnotic Behavior" (American Journal of Clinial Hypnosis, No.3, 1960). Residence: 3 Solon Street, Wellesley 81, Massachusettes; business address: Research Division, Medfield State Hospital, Harding. Mass.

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



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