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THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY

GEORE DEVEREUX

Professor of research in ethnopsyciatry; author; editor. B. September 13, 1908, Lugos, Hungary. School of Oriental Languages (Malay), Paris; Institute of Ethnology, University of Paris, 1931; licence és lettres, University of Pairs, 1932l Ph.D. (anthropology), 1935, University of California; graduate, 1952, Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, Topeka, Kansas.

Research sociologist, Worcester State Hospital, Worcester, Massachusettes, 1939-40; assistant professor of sociology, Middlesex University, Waltham, Mass., 1940-41; instructor of sociology, University of Wyoming, 1941-43; lieutenant (jg), U.S. Naval Reserve, 1943-44; lecturer in anthropology, Columbia University, 1944; visiting lecturer, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mas., 1945; visiting professor, University of Haiti summer session, 1945; director of research, staff ethnologist, Winter Veterans Hospital; member faculty, Menninger School of Psychiatry; lecturer, Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, 1946-54; director of research, Devereux Foundation and Schools, Devon, Pennsylvania, 1954-56; currently professor of research in ethnopsychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.

Field work: United States, New Guinea, Indochina, 1932-50; fellowships: Rockefeller Foundation, Harvard University, French Ministry of Education, French Museum of Natural History, French National Center of Scientific Research. Member: American Psychological Assn., American Ethnological Society, New York Society of Clinical Psychologists, New York Sate of Psychological Assn.; affiliate member: Philadelphia Assn. for Psychoanalysis; fellow American Anthropological Assn. Editorial Board member: Archives of Criminal Psychodynamics; Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology; Annual Survey of Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalysis and the Social Sciences.

Dr. Devereux is the author of six books and about one hundred and fiflty articles in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychiatry adn psychoanalysis. A student of belefs concerning the parapsychological, Dr. Devereux does not himself accept the objective existence of the paranormal but is interested in reported evidence of psi as sociocultural and psychological matters. He is currently engaged in research for a book on "alleged spontaneous phenomena in primitive societies." In the field of parapsychology, he is editor of and contributor to the book Psychoanalysis and the Occult (1953), and author of the following articles: "Psychoanalytic Reflections on Experiences of Levitation" (International Journal of Parapsychology, Vol 1.1960); "Haitian Voodoo and the Ritualization of the Nightmare" (with Louis Mars, M.D., Psychoanalytic Review, 38, 1951); "Belief, Supersition and Symptom" (Samiksa, Journal of the Indian Psycho-Analytical Society, 8, 1954); "Dream Learning and Individual Differences in Mohave Shamanism" (American Anthropologist, 59, 1957); and (in Tomorrow magazine): "Indochina's Moi Medicine Mend" (Autumn 1955); "Mohave Dreams of Omen and Power" (Spring 1956); "Bridley Murphy, A Psychoanalytic View" (Summer 1956). Residence and business address: 200 East End Avenue, New York 28, N.Y.



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


 
 

 

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