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Van Busschbach, J(ohan) G(eorge) (1896-1974)

Van Busschbach, J(ohan) G(eorge) (1896-1974)

Dutch Inspector of Schools who was winner of the first McDougall Award for Distinguished Research in Parapsychology for his work in investigating ESP between teachers and pupils in American schools. Van Busschbach was born July 3, 1896, in Amsterdam. He was a primary school teacher (1916-21), teacher in psychology (1927-39), director of training school for teachers (1940-49), and inspector of schools, Amsterdam, (1944-61). He was a charter member of the Parapsychological Association, a council member of the Parapsychologisch Onderzoek (Amsterdam Foundation for Parapsychological Studies), and a member of the Studievereniging voor Psychical Research (Netherlands Society for Parapsychology).

Sources:

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

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

Van Busschbach, J. G. "A Further Report on an Investigation of ESP in School Children." Journal of Parapsychology 19 (1955).

. "An Investigation of ESP Between Teacher and Pupils in American Schools." Journal of Parapsychology 20 (June 1956).

. "An Investigation of Extrasensory Perception in School Children." Journal of Parapsychology 17 (1953).

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