Founders Lecture – A View from the Bridge
As a member, Councilor, and Officer of SSE from its earliest days to the present, I have been privileged to watch the organization develop and mature. From an informal consortium of scholars with interests that lay beyond mainstream science, it has become a major voice for the study of anomalous phenomena, and a genial family of individuals who are willing to think outside the box, question authority, and consider new and challenging ideas. Although in the beginning the Society’s goal was to achieve recognition from, and eventually become accepted by the community of established scientists, as the years went by it became evident that SSE has come to represent the vanguard of scientific exploration, addressing issues that are at the cutting edge of knowledge. By attracting a cadre of courageous young scholars, SSE assures its future as one of the foremost contemporary professional societies.
Bio: Brenda J. Dunne studied psychology and the humanities at Mundelein College in Chicago and holds a M.S. in developmental psychology from the University of Chicago. From 1979 to 2007 she was Laboratory Manager of the PEAR laboratory at Princeton University, and currently serves as President and Treasurer of International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) and editor- in-chief of The ICRL Press. For 35 years she supported SSE as a Member of the Executive Committee, and at various times as Vice President and Education Officer. With Robert Jahn, she has co-authored four books about the PEAR program and has authored or co-authored numerous articles in refereed journals.
Recorded at the Society for Scientific Exploration conference at Yale University, 2017
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Published on December 23, 2018