THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
BETTY (ELIZABETH) HUMPHREY NICOL
(Mrs. J. Fraser Nicol), psychologist. B. June 7, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana. B.A., 1940 (philosophy), Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana; Ph.D., 1946 (psychology), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; visiting research fellow (psychology), Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 957-58. M. 1955, J. Fraser Nicol.
Mrs. Nicol is author of the widely used Handbook of Tests in Parapsychology (1948), and of numerous papers on the results of experiments in various phases of parapsychology, including psychokinesis, clairvoyance, the relation of personality factors to ability in ESP, and spontaneous cases of psi. She is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Parapsychology, and she has sometimes collaborated in experiments and on reports with her husband, J. Fraser Nicol (q.v.), with J. B. Rhine, J. G. Pratt, E. A. McMahan (qq.v.), and others. One of her most recent projects, as a grantee of the Parapsychology Foundation, is a detailed analysis of published precognition cases, undertaken with the object of determining optimal psychological and physical conditions for the occurrence of spontaneous precognition. Residence: 26 Douglas Road, Lexingon 73, Massachusetts.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications