Schweighöfer, Jurgen (1921– )
German psychologist who has written on parapsychology.
He was born on June 22, 1921, at Allenstein, Germany. He
served in the German Army during World War II (1940–46).
He studied at the University of Mainz (Diplom-psychologe
1951; Ph.D. 1956). His psychology degree thesis in 1950 was
entitled Probleme der Aussersinnlichen Wahrnehmung und Telekinese
im Lichte der Amerikanischen Forschung (Problems of Extrasensory
Perception and Psychokinesis in the Light of American
Researches). After the war and the completion of his doctoral
program, he worked as a vocational guidance officer. He was
a charter associate of the Parapsychological Association. He
translated Betty Humphrey Nicol’s book, Handbook of Tests in
Parapsychology, into German.