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Psychoanalys; author; co-founder (1937) Italian Society for Psychic Research, now Italian Society for Parapsychology. B. August 14, 1904, Genoa, Italy. LL.D., Genoa University, 1926. M. 1951, Clara Valloscuro: 1 d. Professor and fellow, Andhra Research University (Madras College), India, 1938; president, Psychoanalytic Society, 1953-55, 1958-60; charter member, Parapsychological Assn.,; member: International Psychoanalytic Assn., Italian Society of Scientific Psychology; corresponding member: Assn. des Psychanalystes de Belgique, Society for Psychical Research, London; chairman, International Committee for Study oof Methods in Parapsychology; sub-editor, contributor to Enciclopedia Italiana and several scholarly and scientific journals.

Dr. Servadio is particularly interested in telepathy and general extrasensory perception from the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic points of view. He investigated the alleged mediumship of P. Erto (1932) and more recently the phenomena of so-called miraculous healers in Lucania, South Italy (1957). He has contributed some seventy articles in the field of psychology and psychoanalysis to such journals as Imago, Psicoanalisi, Revue Française de Psychanalyse, Annali di Neurosichiatria e Psicoanalisi, International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, La Tour Saint-Jacques.

In the field of parapsychology, he is author of the book La Ricerca Psichica (Psychical Research; 1930, 1946), and of some fifty articles and essays, including "Psychoanalyse und Telepathie" ("Psychoanalysis and Telepathy"; Imago, 1935, No. 4; reprinted in Psychoanalysis and the Occult, edited by George Devereux, 1953); "La Baguette des sourciers" ("The Diving Rod"; Revue Française de Psychanalyse, 1935, No. 3); "La percezione extra sensoriale" ("Extrasensory Perception"; Nuovi Problemi di Metapsichica, 1950); "A Presumptively Telepathic-Precognitive Dream During Analysis" (International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 1955, No. 1); "Le conditionnement transfèrentiel et contre-transfèrentiel des èvènements "psi" au cours de l'analyse" ("Transference and Counter-Transference Conditioning of "Psi" Events During Analysis"; Acta Psychotherapeutica, Suppl. Vol. 3, 1955); "Freud et la Parapsychologie"; Revuew Française de Psychnalyse, 1956, No. 3); "Transference and Thought-Transference" (International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 1956, No. 4/5); "Parapsychologie und Ungläubigkeitsreaktion" ("Parapsychologie and the Reaction of Disbelief"; Zietschrift fèr Parapsychologie und Grenzgebiete der Psychologie, 1958, H. 1); "Telepathy and Psychoanalysis" (Journal of the ASPR, 1958, No. 4); "The "Normal" and the "Paranormal" Dream" (International Journal of Parapsychology, 1962). Residence and business address: Via di Villa Emiliani 4, int. 7, Rome, Italy.

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



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