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THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY

J(OHAN) G(EORGE)VAN BUSSCHBACH

Retired inspector of schools. B. July 3, 1896, Amsterdam, Netherlands. M. 1921, M. L. de-Flines: 1 s. Primary school teacher, 1916-26; teacher in psychology, 1927-1939; director, training college for teachers, 1940-49; inspector of schools, Amsterdam, 1949-61. Charter member, Parapsychology Assn.; council member, Amsterdam Stichting voor Parapsychologisch Onderzoek (Amsterdam Foundation for Parapsychological Studies); member, Netherlands Society for Psychical Research.

In 1957, Mr. van Busschbach was winner of the first McDougall Award for Distinguised Research in Parapsychology, for an investigation of extrasensory perception between teachers and pupils in American schools. His report on this study was published in the June 1956 issue of the Journal of Parapsychology.

For many years Mr. van Busschbach has been studying what he calls the interpsychical contact between educator and pupil. He has conducted statistical investigations of general extrasensory perception among school children in primary and secondary schools in the Netherlands and the United States, with teachers serving as agents and pupils as subjects. He has reported on his continuing studies fom 1952 to the present in many articles in Tijdschrift voor Parapsychologie, the journal of he Dutch society; the Indian Journal of Parapsychology, and in the U.S Journal of Parapsychology. Residence: Kleverlaan 151, Haarlem, Netherlands; business address: Oosterpark 53, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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


 
 

 

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