Sommer, Robert (1929– )
Research psychologist with special interest in imagery and
its relationship to paranormal experience. He was born April
26, 1929, in New York City. He studied at Hobart College, Geneva,
New York (B.A., 1950), the University of Oklahoma
(M.S., 1952), and the University of Kansas (Ph.D., 1956). Following
his graduation he was a research psychologist at Saskatchewan
Hospital, Canada (1957–63) and assistant professor,
University of Alberta, Edmonton (1961–63) prior to joining the
Department of Psychology at the University of California,
Davis, California, in 1963. He contributed a paper on parapsychology
to The Psychic Force Essays in Modern Psychical Research
edited by Allan Angoff (1970).

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