Stanford, Rex G(ale) (1938– )
Stanford was born June 21, 1938, in Robstown, Texas, and
received both his B.A. (1963) and Ph.D. (1967) in psychology
from the University of Texas at Austin. He received Summer
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Stanford, Rex G(ale)
Research Fellowships from the Parapsychology Laboratory at
Duke University in 1964, 1965, and 1966. He was a research
associate at the Division of Parapsychology, Department of
Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine
(1968–75). From 1976 through 1980, he directed the center for
Parapsychological Research, the research division of the former
nonprofit corporation, and the Association for the Understanding
of Man (led by his brother, psychic Ray Stanford).
Stanford then joined the faculty in psychology at St. John’s
University, Jamaica, New York, where he currently teaches.
Stanford is especially interested in the development and experimental
testing of models for spontaneous psi, the factors
involved in extrasensory perception (ESP) response, and the
basic nature of psi events. He was vice-president (1970–71) and
then president (1973) of the Parapsychological Association.
He also served on the Publication Committee of the American
Society for Psychical Research. He was a participant in the
symposium ‘‘Parapsychology (Psi) Processes; Towards a Conceptual
Integration’’ held at the annual convention of the
American Psychological Association, Montreal, August 27–31,
1973. Stanford is the author on numerous papers on parapsychological
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Stanford, Rex G. ‘‘Case Studies, Folklore and Personal Experiences
of Investigators Their Role in Experimental Research.’’
In Spontaneous Psi, Depth Psychology and Parapsychology,
edited by Betty Shapin and Lisette Coly. New York Parapsychology
Foundation, 1992.
———. ‘‘Scientific, Ethical and Clinical Problems in the
‘Training’ of Psi Ability.’’ In Research in Parapsychology 1976, edited
by William G. Roll and R. L. Morris. Metuchen, N.J.
Scarecrow Press, 1977.
———. ‘‘A Study of the Cause of Low Run-Score Variance.’’
Journal of Parapsychology 30 (1966).