Prasad, Kali (1901– )
Indian professor of psychology who investigated parapsychology.
Prasad was born in 1901, in Sitapur, India, and studied
at Allahabad University (Ph.D.). He was professor and head
of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology of Lucknow
University beginning in 1944. He was the Fulbright Visiting
Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(1954–56).
Prasad was author of the book The Psychology of Meaning
(1949), was responsible for the section on ‘Communal Tensions’
in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization Report on India (1952), and was also included
in the book, In the Minds of Men (1953) by Gardner Murphy.
Prasad was interested in telepathy and psychokinesis and was
involved in various research projects funded by the Parapsychology
Foundation. These projects concerned experiments
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sonal relations between subject and experimenter on ESP results.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.