THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
LOUISA ELLA WECKESSLER RHINE
(Mrs. Joesph Banks Rhine), parapsychologist. B. November 9, 1891, Sanborn, New York; d. 1983. B.S., 1919, M.S., 1921, Ph.D., 1923, University of Chicago. M. 1920, Joseph Banks Rhine: 3 d., 1 s. Staff member, Parapsychology Laboratory, Duke University 1948-62; currently research director, Institute for Parapsychology, research branch of the Foundation for Research in the Nature of Man. Co-editor, Journal of Parapsychology; charter member, Parapsychology Assn.
Mrs. Rhine is particularly interested in spontaneous cases of psi phenomena, and in psychokinesis. She has specialized in the collection and study of personal experiences in extrasensory perception in an attempt to better understand the mental processes involved and thus to encourage the development of more fruitful hypotheses for experiment. Mrs. Rhine is author of the book Hidden Channels of the Mind (1961), in which she discusses the classification and meaning of spontaneous psi experiences.
Her articles, all of them published in the Journal of Parapsychology, include "Placement PK Tests with Three Types of Objects" (Vol. 15, No. 2, 1951); "Conviction and Associated Conditions in Spontaneous Cases" (Vol. 15, No. 4, 1951); "Subjective Forms of Spontaneous Psi Experiences" (Vol. 17 No. 1, 1953); "Relations of Experiences and Associated Events" (Vol. 17, No. 3, 1953); "Frequency of Types in Spontaneous Precognition" (Vol. 18, No. 2, 1954); "Precognition and Intervention" (Vol. 19, No. 1, 1955); "Relationship of Agent and Precipient in Spontaneous Telepathy" (Vol. 20, No. 1, 1956); "Hallucinatory Psi Experiences" (in three parts: Vol. 20, No. 4, 1956; Vol. 21, Nos. 1 & 3, 1957).
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications