Frick, Harvey Lee (1906– )
School psychologist who was a student of J. B. Rhine and
William McDougall at Duke University and an early worker in
the field of parapsychology. Frick was born November 15,
1906, at Gold Hill, North Carolina, and took his M.A. in 1931
at Duke.
After graduation he was successively a laboratory instructor
at Wayne University College of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
(1933–35); school psychologist for the Detroit public schools
French, Mrs. E. J. Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
(1935–42); and, during World War II, a personnel consultant
(military psychologist) for the U.S. Army (1942–46).
Frick’s primary work in parapsychology occurred during his
college days. At Duke he took part in some of the experiments
that later culminated in the establishment of the Parapsychology
Laboratory. He also participated in telepathy tests conducted
by John F. Thomas. Frick’s master’s thesis, Extrasensory
Cognition, was one of the first on such a subject and was taken
from his own experiments. It also includes an historical survey
of the field.
Frick, Harvey Lee. Apostate Physician. New York House of
Field, 1937.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.