THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
ERIC DOUGLAS DEAN
Physical chemist. B. June 21, 1916, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, England. B.S., 1937, B.S., (hons.), 1938, M.S., 1939, Liverpool University; fellowship, 1948-50, Cambridge University; American Electrochemical Society fellowship, 1951-52, Princeton University. Staff manager, Hydrogenation Department, Procotor and Gamble, Manchester, 1939-45; British Red Cross, Friends Relief Service, German, 1945-48; researcher, antistatics, polargraph, Lever Brothers Research Center, Edgewater, New Jersey, 1952-54; science, engineering examiner, personality research, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J., 1954-59; assistant director of research, Parapsychology Foundation, 1959-62; research associate, Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N.J.; 1962 to present. Chairman, Student Society for Psychical Research, Cambridge (1949-50); member: American Chemical Society, London Chemical Society, American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Psychical Research, Parapsychology Ass., Society for Psychical Research, London.
Mr. Dean's chief interestes in parapsychology are elctromechanical and physiological methods of recording guesses and targets in ESP experiments, precognition and dowsing. He has conducted experiments suggestins psychokinesis at Cambridge, precognition experiments at Princeton, dowsing tests in Maine; has studied pigeon homing (with J. G. Pratt, q.v.) and experimented with machines in testing psi phenomena at Duke University. Mailing address: P.O. Box 213, Princeton, N.J.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications