Stanford, Rex G(ale) (1938-)

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Stanford, Rex G(ale) (1938-)

Stanford was born June 21, 1938, in Robstown, Texas, and received both his B.A. (1963) and Ph.D. (1967) in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He received Summer Research Fellowships from the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University in 1964, 1965, and 1966. He was a research associate at the Division of Parapsychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1968-75). From 1976 through 1980, he directed the center for Parapsychological Research, the research division of the former nonprofit corporation, and the Association for the Understanding of Man (led by his brother, psychic Ray Stanford). Stanford then joined the faculty in psychology at St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, where he currently teaches.

Stanford is especially interested in the development and experimental testing of models for spontaneous psi, the factors involved in extrasensory perception (ESP) response, and the basic nature of psi events. He was vice-president (1970-71) and then president (1973) of the Parapsychological Association. He also served on the Publication Committee of the American Society for Psychical Research. He was a participant in the symposium "Parapsychology (Psi) Processes; Towards a Conceptual Integration" held at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Montreal, August 27-31, 1973. Stanford is the author on numerous papers on parapsychological topics.


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

Stanford, Rex G. "Case Studies, Folklore and Personal Experiences of Investigators: Their Role in Experimental Research." In Spontaneous Psi, Depth Psychology and Parapsychology, edited by Betty Shapin and Lisette Coly. New York: Parapsychology Foundation, 1992.

. "Scientific, Ethical and Clinical Problems in the 'Training' of Psi Ability." In Research in Parapsychology 1976, edited by William G. Roll and R. L. Morris. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1977.

. "A Study of the Cause of Low Run-Score Variance." Journal of Parapsychology 30 (1966).

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