Blewett, Duncan Bassett (1920– )
Canadian psychologist who has studied telepathy in relation
to drug-induced psychedelic experiences. He was born October
28, 1920, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and studied at the
University of British Columbia (B.A., 1947; M.A., 1950) and
the University of London (Ph.D., 1953). Beginning in 1961, he
was an associate professor of psychology at the Regina campus
of the University of Saskatchewan. At the beginning of interest
in psychedelic drugs in the mid-1950s, he conducted research
on their power to affect telepathic abilities. He presented the
results at the 1958 Conference on Parapsychology and Psychedelics
in New York. He also contributed papers to the Journal
of Mental Science.