Frick, Harvey Lee (1906-)

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Frick, Harvey Lee (1906-)

School psychologist who was a student of J. B. Rhine and William McDougall at Duke University and an early worker in the field of parapsychology. Frick was born November 15, 1906, at Gold Hill, North Carolina, and took his M.A. in 1931 at Duke.

After graduation he was successively a laboratory instructor at Wayne University College of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan (1933-35); school psychologist for the Detroit public schools (1935-42); and, during World War II, a personnel consultant (military psychologist) for the U.S. Army (1942-46).

Frick's primary work in parapsychology occurred during his college days. At Duke he took part in some of the experiments that later culminated in the establishment of the Parapsychology Laboratory. He also participated in telepathy tests conducted by John F. Thomas. Frick's master's thesis, Extrasensory Cognition, was one of the first on such a subject and was taken from his own experiments. It also includes an historical survey of the field.


Frick, Harvey Lee. Apostate Physician. New York: House of Field, 1937.

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