Stuart, C(harles) E. (1907-1947)

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Stuart, C(harles) E. (1907-1947)

Parapsychologist. He was born on December 5, 1907, in Pennsylvania and later attended Duke University (B.A., 1932; Ph.D., 1941). He became interested in the work of J. B. Rhine as an undergraduate at Duke and conducted ESP tests on himself and friends. He went on to become a research associate in the Parapsychology Laboratory in 1934, and his doctoral thesis dealt with experimental research in ESP. He was on the laboratory staff at Duke for the rest of his life except for two years at Stanford University (1942-44) as a fellow in psychic research. He took a special interest in psychological conditions and personality factors in relation to ESP, concerning which he wrote several papers. During his many years at the Parapsychology Laboratory he was frequently called upon to answer objections to the methodology of the early ESP experiments. He died March 23, 1947.


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Stuart, C. E. "A Classroom ESP Experiment with the Free Response Method." Journal of Parapsychology 9 (1945).

. "The Effect of Rate of Movement in Card Matching Tests of Extrasensory Perception." Journal of Parapsychology 2 (1938).

. "GESP Experiment with the Free Response Method." Journal of Parapsychology 10 (1946).

. "An Interest Inventory Relation to ESP Scores." Journal of Parapsychology 10 (1945).

. "A Review of Recent Criticisms of ESP Research." Journal of Parapsychology 2, no. 3 (1939).

Stuart, C. E., and J. G. Pratt. A Handbook for Testing Extrasensory Perception. New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937.

Stuart, C. E., J. G. Pratt, J. B. Rhine, B. M. Smith, and J. A. Greenwood. Extrasensory Perception After Sixty Years. New York: Henry Holt, 1940. Rev. ed. Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1966.

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