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Center for Parapsychological Research

Center for Parapsychological Research

The research division of the former Association for the Understanding of Man, which conducted experimental studies of empirical, methodological, and theoretical problems in parapsychology. Its research was aimed at providing a scientific understanding of ESP and psychokinesis, with special attention to the logical linkage between the hypothesis being tested and the methods used to test them. The center was also active in parapsychological education through sponsorship of lectures, workshops, individual counseling, and dissemination of literature and reading lists concerned with the scientific study of psi events. The director of the center was Rex G. Stanford, a parapsychologist and brother of the center's founder, Ray Stanford.

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