he scope of contemporary parapsychological research and thought is reflected in the numerous contributions to the 33rd annual convention of the Parapsychological Association, held August 1990 in Chevy Chase, MD. The current volume contains abbreviated versions of 24 original papers presented at the convention, covering such topics as innovative procedures in parapsychology, statistical issues, meta-analyses of extraversion/ESP studies and dice/PK studies, Ganzfeld research, brain activity and ESP, displacement effects and psi-missing, historical accounts of spiritualism and early psychical research, defensiveness and psi, surveys of opinions on parapsychology and psi-related experiences, and psi in counseling.
Linda A. Henkel (MA, cognitive psychology, SUNY, Stony Brook) has been an editorial assistant on the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research and Parapsychology Abstracts International for 6 years and has served as editor for several volumes of RIP. Gertrude R. Schmeidler (Ph.D., Harvard) has been actively involved in parapsychology for 50 years. A past president of the Parapsychological Association and the American Society for Psychical Research, she has edited and co-authored numerous books and chapters on parapsychology and has written over 100 articles.