Foster, Esther Bond (1913–1963)
American school psychologist who worked at the Duke University
Parapsychology Laboratory and wrote several papers
published in the Journal of Parapsychology. Foster was born
March 16, 1913, at Apalachicola, Florida. She studied at Florida
State College for Women, Tallahassee (B.S., 1932; M.S.,
1933). After her graduation she worked as a secondary school
teacher at Sarasota, Florida (1933–38), and as an assistant psychologist
at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ottawa, Canada,
(1945–46). In 1948 she became a research assistant at the
Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke, where she remained for
the next eight years. She died March 1, 1963.
Foster, Esther B. ‘‘General Extrasensory Perception with a
Group of Fourth and Fifth Grade Retarded Children.’’ Journal
of Parapsychology 2 (1937).
———. ‘‘A Re-examination of Dr. Soal’s Clairvoyance
Data.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 20 (1956).
Foster, Esther B., and Karlis Osis. ‘‘Multiple Aspect Targets
in Tests of ESP.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 16 (1952).
———. ‘‘A Test of ESP in Cats.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 17
Foster, Esther B., and J. G. Pratt. ‘‘Displacement in ESP
Card Tests in Relation to Hits and Misses.’’ Journal of Parapsychology
14 (1950).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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