top of page

2018 Vol. 82(S) 24-35

Etzel Cardeña, Ph.D.
Parapsychology Press


Alvarado, C. S. (2018). Eight Decades of Psi Research: Highlights in the Journal of Parapsychology. Journal of Parapsychology, 82, Suppl., 24-35.


Eight Decades of Psi Research: Highlights in the Journal of Parapsychology

Carlos S. Alvarado

Parapsychology Foundation

This is a short review of the 80 years of existence of the Journal of Parapsychology.  Founded in 1937, the journal articulated the experimental research  program of J. B. Rhine and his associates at Duke University. Highlights  of the journal are discussed, starting with examples of articles  reporting experiments of extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. Also  discussed are articles about spontaneous cases, the presentation of  novel and creative approaches, critiques and discussions, overviews of  the field, J. B. Rhine’s use of the Journal of Parapsychology to prescribe for the field, and concepts and theories. The Journal of Parapsychology is seen as an important influence in the development of parapsychology.


Journal of Parapsychology; J. B. Rhine; experimental parapsychology; spontaneous case studies; influence of journals

bottom of page