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University lecturer in psychology. B. March 13, 1922, Bloemfontein, Union of South Africa. St. Andrew's School, Bloemfontein; B. A., 1942, B. A. (hons. psychology), 1946, U.E.D., 1948, University of South Africa; Ph.D. (psychology), 1959, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, S.A. M. 1950, Audrey Rittmann: 3 d. 1 s. Sergeant, South African Air Force, 1943-46; demonstrator, Psychology Department, Rhodes University, 1946-48; teacher, Training School of African Student Teachers, Healdtown Missionary Institution, South Africa, 1949-50; lecturer in psychology, Rhodes University, 1950-1961; lecturer in psychology, Unversity of New England, N.S.W., Australia, 1962 to date. Author, First Source Book of the Aptitude Tests Section (S.A. Air Force, 1946); Psychology for African Student Teachers (1949). Member, Society for Psychical Research, London.

Dr. Marsh, whose Ph.D. thesis was based upon experimental work in extrasensory perception, is primarily interested in the laboratory approach to psychical phenomena, particulary in the investigation of telepathy, clairvoyance and poltergeists. From November 1951 to January 1952, he was guest researcher at the Parapsychology Laboratory of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Marsh has completed an investigation into the relationship between subjects and agents in a mass general extrasensory perception experiment using drawings as target material and is at present investigationg the psychological climate favoring poltergeist phenomena by means of such depth techniques as Rorschach, thematic apperception and word association tests applied to so-called "poltergeist families." Residence: 189 Faulkner Street, Armidale, N.S.W., Australia; business address: University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

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



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