Nash, Carroll B(lue) (1914-1998)

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Nash, Carroll B(lue) (1914-1998)

Professor emeritus of biology and former director of the parapsychology laboratory at St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born on January 29, 1914, in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (B.S., 1934) and the University of Maryland (M.S., 1937; Ph.D, 1939). Following graduation, he became an instructor in zoology at the University of Arizona (1939-41) and subsequently served as an associate professor of biology at Pennsylvania Military College, Chester (1941-44), assistant professor of biology at American University, Washington, D.C. (1944-45), and chairman of the biology department at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland (1945-48). He moved to the faculty at St. Joseph's College in 1948 where he remained during the next four decades.

Nash was a founding member of the Parapsychological Association and was selected as its president in 1963. He received the William McDougall Award for Distinguished Work in Parapsychology in 1960, the first American so honored. He had, as early as 1940, developed dice tests for psychokinesis and soon afterward began to pursue interests in precognition and personality variables in psi. He authored a number of articles and one important book, Parapsychology: The Science of Psiology (1986). Nash was consultant and adviser for the television production "ESP" in 1958, and taught college-level courses in parapsychology at St. Joseph's College. He died May 30, 1998.


Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

Nash, Carroll B. "Can Precognition Occur Diametrically?" Journal of Parapsychology 27 (1963).

. Parapsychology: The Science of Psiology. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1986.

. "Psi and Probability Theory." Science 120 (1954).

. "Psychokinesis Reconsidered." Journal of Parapsychology 45 (1951).

. Science of Psi: ESP and PK. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1978.

. "The Unorthodox Science of Parapsychology." International Journal of Parapsychology 1 (1959).

Nash, Caroll B., and M. G. Durkin. "Correlation Between ESP and Religious Value." Journal of Parapsychology 22 (1958).

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