THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
HORNELL (NORRIS) HART
Professor of sociology, writer, lecturer. B. August 2, 1888, St. Paul, Minnesota. B. A., 1910, Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio; M. A. (sociology), 1914, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. (child welfare and sociology), 1921, State University of Iowa. M. 1915, Ella Brockhausen: 3 d. Faculty member, 1924-30, professor of social economy, 1930-33, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Maw, Pennsylvania; professor of social ethics, Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford Connecticut, 1933-38; professor of sociology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1938-57; John Hay Whitney Foundation professor of sociology, Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, Kentucky, 1957-60; head of Sociology Department, Florida, Southern College, 1960 to present.
Charter member, Parapsychological Ass.; member: American Society for Psychical Research, Society for Psychical Research, London; American Sociological Society, Southern Sociological Society. Winner, Edward L. Bernays Award for Best Action-Related Study on the Social Effects of Atomic Energy, 1948. Dr. Hart is a frequen contributor of articles in the field of sociology to scholarly and populart journals, and is the author of several books on related subjects, among them The Science of Social Relations (1927); Newspapers and the News (with Susan M. Kingsbury and associates; 1937); Personality and the Family (with Ella B. Hart; 1935, 1941); Autoconditioning: The New Way to a Successful Life (1956); Your Share of God (1958).
In parapsychology, Dr. Hart's chief interest is the study of apparitions. He is the author of The Enigma of Survival: The Case For and Against and After-Life (Brit. and Amer. eds., 1959); of the lecture (at Duke Parapsychology Laboratory, 1963), To Explain Psychical Phenomena Requires a Revolution in Philosophy; and of the following articles: in the Proceedings of the SPR, "Visions and Apparitions Collectively and Reciprocally Received" (May 1933); "Six Theories About Apparitions" (May 1956); in the Journal of the ASPR, "The Psychic Fifth Dimension" (1953); "ESP Projection: Spontaneous Cases and the Experimental Method" ((1954); "Psychical Research and the Methods of Science" (1957); in Tomorrow magazine, "Man Outside His Body?" (Winter 1954). Address: Box 275, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications