Estabrooks, George Hoban (1895-1973)

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Estabrooks, George Hoban (1895-1973)

Professor of psychology. Estabrooks was born December 16, 1895, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, and educated at Acadid University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University (1921-24) and completed his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1926. He was a professor of psychology at Springfield College in Massachusetts (1926-27) and then moved on to Colgate University, where he became chairman of the Department of Psychology in 1938.

Estabrooks was introduced to psychical research during his doctoral program at Harvard when he engaged in research on telepathy with William McDougall, Morton Prince, and Gardner Murphy, who had established the Boston Society for Psychic Research following a dispute within the American Society for Psychical Research. During his years of teaching at Colgate his interest in telepathy resulted in a number of books. He died December 30, 1973.


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Estabrooks, George H. Hypnosis: Current Problems. New York: Harper, 1962.

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. Man, Mechanical Misfit. New York: Macmillan, 1941.

. Spiritism. New York: Dutton, 1947.

Estabrooks, George H., and Nancy Gross. The Future of the Human Mind. New York: Dutton, 1961.

Estabrooks, George H., and Richard Lockbridge. Death in the Mind. New York: Dutton, 1947.

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