Schwartz, Emanual K(ing) (1912-1973)

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Schwartz, Emanual K(ing) (1912-1973)

Psychologist who wrote on parapsychology. He was born on June 11, 1912, in New York City. He studied at College of the City of New York (B.S., 1932; M.S., 1933) and New York University (Ph.D., 1937). He was a practicing psychoanalyst for the United States Army during World War II (1942-46). After the war he worked as dean and director of the Postgraduate Center for Psychotherapy, New York (1947-73), and as a teacher at Long Island University (1951-57), New York University (1960-73), and Adelphi University, Garden City, New York (1960-73). His studies in the field of parapsychology concerned personality determinants in psychical experiences, and he conducted research to ascertain whether hypnosis can facilitate such experiences. He died January 22, 1973.

Sources:

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

Schwartz, Emanual K. "The Psychodynamics of Spontaneous Psi Experiences." Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 46 (1952).

. "The Study of Spontaneous Psi Experiences." Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 43 (1949).