Estabrooks, George Hoban (1895–1973)
Professor of psychology. Estabrooks was born December 16,
1895, at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, and educated at Acadid
University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He was a Rhodes scholar
at Oxford University (1921–24) and completed his Ph.D. at
Harvard University in 1926. He was a professor of psychology
at Springfield College in Massachusetts (1926–27) and then
moved on to Colgate University, where he became chairman of
the Department of Psychology in 1938.
Estabrooks was introduced to psychical research during his
doctoral program at Harvard when he engaged in research on
telepathy with William McDougall, Morton Prince, and Gardner
Murphy, who had established the Boston Society for Psychic
Research following a dispute within the American Society
for Psychical Research. During his years of teaching at ColThe
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gate his interest in telepathy resulted in a number of books. He
died December 30, 1973.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Estabrooks, George H. Hypnosis Current Problems. New
York Harper, 1962.
———. Hypnotism. New York Dutton, 1957.
———. Man, Mechanical Misfit. New York Macmillan, 1941.
———. Spiritism. New York Dutton, 1947.
Estabrooks, George H., and Nancy Gross. The Future of the
Human Mind. New York Dutton, 1961.
Estabrooks, George H., and Richard Lockbridge. Death in
the Mind. New York Dutton, 1947.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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