Miñoza, Aurora (1923– )
Psychologist who has written on parapsychology. She was
born January 4, 1923, in Cebu City, Philippines, and studied
at the University of Michigan (B.S. English, 1947; M.A. psychology,
1953) and the University of the Philippines (Ph.D. educational
psychology, 1957). An abstract of her master’s thesis,
A Study of Extrasensory Perception, was published in the Educational
Quarterly, University of the Philippines (vol. 1, no. 1, September
1953). After graduation she joined the faculty of the Graduate
College of Education, University of the Philippines.
She attended the first Parapsychology Workshop at Duke
University in June 1957. She has special interests in telepathy,
clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, and has experimented with
the effect of thought on plant growth. She began a long tenure
as president of the Parapsychological Research Society, Philippines,
in 1959. She was also a member of the Parapsychological
Association.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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