Stuart, C(harles) E. (1907–1947)
Parapsychologist. He was born on December 5, 1907, in
Pennsylvania and later attended Duke University (B.A., 1932;
Ph.D., 1941). He became interested in the work of J. B. Rhine
as an undergraduate at Duke and conducted ESP tests on himself
and friends. He went on to become a research associate in
the Parapsychology Laboratory in 1934, and his doctoral thesis
dealt with experimental research in ESP. He was on the laboratory
staff at Duke for the rest of his life except for two years at
Stanford University (1942–44) as a fellow in psychic research.
He took a special interest in psychological conditions and personality
factors in relation to ESP, concerning which he wrote
several papers. During his many years at the Parapsychology
Laboratory he was frequently called upon to answer objections
to the methodology of the early ESP experiments. He died
March 23, 1947.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Stuart, C. E. ‘‘A Classroom ESP Experiment with the Free
Response Method.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 9 (1945).
———. ‘‘The Effect of Rate of Movement in Card Matching
Tests of Extrasensory Perception.’’ Journal of Parapsychology 2
(1938).
———. ‘‘GESP Experiment with the Free Response Method.’’
Journal of Parapsychology 10 (1946).
———. ‘‘An Interest Inventory Relation to ESP Scores.’’
Journal of Parapsychology 10 (1945).
———. ‘‘A Review of Recent Criticisms of ESP Research.’’
Journal of Parapsychology 2, no. 3 (1939).
Stuart, C. E., and J. G. Pratt. A Handbook for Testing Extrasensory
Perception. New York Farrar and Rinehart, 1937.
Stuart, C. E., J. G. Pratt, J. B. Rhine, B. M. Smith, and J. A.
Greenwood. Extrasensory Perception After Sixty Years. New York
Henry Holt, 1940. Rev. ed. Boston Bruce Humphries, 1966.