Devereux, George (1908-1985)

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Devereux, George (1908-1985)

Professor of research in ethnopsychiatry, author, and editor who engaged in parapsychological research. He was born September 13, 1908, in Lugos, Hungary. He studied at the School of Oriental Languages in Paris and the Institute of Ethnology, University of Paris (Ph.D., Anthropology, 1935), and later at the University of California and the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, Topeka, Kansas. After World War II he accepted a position as the director of research and staff ethnologist at Winter Veterans Hospital. Subsequently he became a professor of research in ethnopsychiatry, at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

In addition to his many publications in anthropology and psychology, Devereaux made several contributions to parapsychology. He edited the important volume Psychoanalysis and the Occult (1953) and contributed a variety of articles on levitation, Haitian voudou, superstitions, and dreams -many of which grew out of his early anthropological fieldworkto parapsychological journals.

Devereux died in May of 1985.


Devereux, George. Basic Problems of Psychiatry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

. "Bridey Murphy, a Psychoanalytic View." Tomorrow (Summer 1956).

Devereux, George, ed. Psychoanalysis and the Occult. New York: International Universities Press, 1953.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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