Foster, Esther Bond (1913-1963)

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Foster, Esther Bond (1913-1963)

American school psychologist who worked at the Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory and wrote several papers published in the Journal of Parapsychology. Foster was born March 16, 1913, at Apalachicola, Florida. She studied at Florida State College for Women, Tallahassee (B.S., 1932; M.S., 1933). After her graduation she worked as a secondary school teacher at Sarasota, Florida (1933-38), and as an assistant psychologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ottawa, Canada, (1945-46). In 1948 she became a research assistant at the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke, where she remained for the next eight years. She died March 1, 1963.

Sources:

Foster, Esther B. "General Extrasensory Perception with a Group of Fourth and Fifth Grade Retarded Children." Journal of Parapsychology 2 (1937).

. "A Re-examination of Dr. Soal's Clairvoyance Data." Journal of Parapsychology 20 (1956).

Foster, Esther B., and Karlis Osis. "Multiple Aspect Targets in Tests of ESP." Journal of Parapsychology 16 (1952).

. "A Test of ESP in Cats." Journal of Parapsychology 17 (1953).

Foster, Esther B., and J. G. Pratt. "Displacement in ESP Card Tests in Relation to Hits and Misses." Journal of Parapsychology 14 (1950).

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