Gauld, Alan (1932– )
Contemporary British parapsychologist and historian of
psychical research. Gauld was born on June 17, 1932, in Portland,
Dorset, England, and attended Harvard University
(1956–57) and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England (M.S.
1958; Ph.D., 1962). Gauld became a member of the Society for
Psychical Research, London, in 1954, was co-opted to its
Council in 1962, and elected to the Council in 1966. From
1965 to 1970 he edited the SPR’s Journal and Proceedings. He
is also senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Nottingham,
England. He is the author of several books, including
Mediumship and Survival (1982) and A History of Hynotism (1993).
Sources
Gauld, Alan. The Founders of Psychical Research. New York
Schocken Books, 1968.
———. Human Action and its Psychological Investigation. London
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977.
———. Mediumship and Survival. London Heineman, 1982.
Gauld, Alan, and A. D. Cornell. Poltergeists. London Routledge
& Kegan Paul, 1979.
Gauld, Alan, and J. D. Shotter. Human Action and its Psychological
Investigation. Boston and London Routledge & Kegan
Paul, 1977.