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R. A. McConnell

Associate research professor; president, Parapsychological Assn., 1958. B. 1914, Pennsylvania. B.S., physics, 1935, Carnegie Institute of Technology; Ph.D., physics, 1947, University of Pittsburgh. Physicist, Gulf Research & Development Co., 1937-39; physicist, U.S. Naval aircraft factory, 1939-41; staff member, 1941-44, group leader, 1944-46, Massachusettes Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory; assistant professor of physics, 1947-53; assistant research professor of biophysics, 1953-59, associate research professor of biophysis, 1959 to present, Univerity of Pittsburgh. Member: American Physical Society, Biophysical Society, Institute of Radio Engineers, Parapsychological Assn.

Dr. McConnell is co-author with Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler (q.v.) of the book ESP and Personality Patterns (1958). His articles in the field of parapsychology include "ESP, Fact or Fancy?" (Scientific Monthly, Vol. 69, 1949); "Wishing with Dice" (co-author: Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol. 69, 1949); "Psi Phenomena and Methodology" (American Scientist, Vol. 45, 1957); "Nature of Laboratory Evidence for ESP" ("Extrasensory Perception: A Ciba Foundation Symposium," 1956); in the Journal of Parapsychology: "Modern Experiments in Telepathy" (Vol. 18, 1954); "Price in 'Science'" (Vol. 19, 1955); "scaled Measurement in Psi Research" (Vol. 22, 1958); "Continous Variable Trials" (Vol. 22, 1958); in the Journal of Psychology: "Nature of the Discontinuity in Schmeidler's ESP-Rorschach Data" (Vol. 52, 1961); "Fantasy testing for ESP in a Fourth and Fifth Grade Class" (co-author; Vol. 52, 1961). In the fields of physics and engineering, he is a contributor to such journals as the Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, the American Journal of Physics and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Business address: Biophysics Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania.

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



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