THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
ROBERT L(EON) VAN DE CASTLE
Clinical psychologist. B. November 16, 1927, Rochester, New York. B.A., 1951, Syracuse Univesity; M.A., 1953, University of Missouri; Ph.D., 1959, University of North Carolina. M. 1949, Doris J. Van Valkenburg: 5 s. Research assistant, Florida Southern College, 1954; research associate, Duke Parapsycholgy Laboratory, 1954-55; psychology instructor, Idaho State College, 1958-59; assistant professor of psychology, University of Denver, 1959 to present. Charter member, Parapsychological Assn.; member: American Psychological Assn., Sigma Xi; president, Colorado Psychological Assn.; U.S. Public Health fellowships.
Dr. Van de Castle has specialized in the study of personality correlates in extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. A holder of grants from the Parapsychology Foundation, Dr. Van de Castle has made use of familiar psychological tests in an effort to discover relationships between personality patterns and success in extrasensory perception and psychokinesis.
His articles include, in the Journal of Parapsychology: "An Exploratory Study of Some Variables in Individual ESP Performance" (Vol. 17, 1953); "A Report on a Sentence Completion Form of Sheep-Goat Attitude Scale" (with R. R. White; Vol. 19, 1955); in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research: "Differential Patterns of ESP Scoring as a Function of Differential Attitudes Toward ESP (Vol. 51, 1957); "An Exploratory Study of Some Personality Correlates Associated With PK Performance" (Vol. 52, 1958); in the International Journal of Parapsychology: "A Review of ESP Tests Carried Out in the Classroom" (Vol. 1, 1959). Residence: 2174 South Columbine Street, Denver 10, Colorado; business address: Psychology Department, Denver University, UPC, Denver 10.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications