Gauld, Alan (1932-)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Gauld, Alan (1932-)

Contemporary British parapsychologist and historian of psychical research. Gauld was born on June 17, 1932, in Portland, Dorset, England, and attended Harvard University (1956-57) and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England (M.S. 1958; Ph.D., 1962). Gauld became a member of the Society for Psychical Research, London, in 1954, was co-opted to its Council in 1962, and elected to the Council in 1966. From 1965 to 1970 he edited the SPR's Journal and Proceedings. He is also senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Nottingham, England. He is the author of several books, including Mediumship and Survival (1982) and A History of Hynotism (1993).

Sources:

Gauld, Alan. The Founders of Psychical Research. New York: Schocken Books, 1968.

. Human Action and its Psychological Investigation. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977.

. Mediumship and Survival. London: Heineman, 1982.

Gauld, Alan, and A. D. Cornell. Poltergeists. London: Rout-ledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.

Gauld, Alan, and J. D. Shotter. Human Action and its Psychological Investigation. Boston and London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977.