(Charles) Bruce Greyson (born October 1946) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is co-author of Irreducible Mind (2007) and co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences (2009). Greyson has written many journal articles, and has given media interviews, on the subject of near death experiences.
Greyson is Chester F. Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, and the former director of The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), formerly the Division of Personality Studies, at the University of Virginia. He is also a Professor of Psychiatric Medicine in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Division of Outpatient Psychiatry, at the University of Virginia.
Greyson is a researcher in the field of near-death studies and has been called the father of research in near-death experiences. Greyson, along with Kenneth Ring, Michael Sabom, and others, built on the research of Raymond Moody, Russell Noyes Jr and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Greyson's scale to measure the aspects of near-death experiences has been widely used, being cited 95 times as of early 2010. He also devised a 19-item scale to assess experience of kundalini, the Physio-Kundalini Scale.
Greyson wrote the overview of Near Death Experiences for the Encyclopædia Britannica and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Near-Death Studies (formerly Anabiosis) from 1982 through 2007. Greyson has been interviewed or consulted many times in the press on the subject of near-death experiences.
Greyson is co-author of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007) and co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation (Praeger, 2009). He has written many journal articles on the subject of near-death experiences, and these include:
- Greyson, B (2005). ""False positive" claims of near-death experiences and "false negative" denials of near-death experiences". Death studies 29 (2): 145–55. doi:10.1080/07481180590906156. PMID 15822242.
- Greyson, B, Ring, K. (2004). "The Life Changes Inventory-Revised". Journal of Near-Death Studies 23: 41–54.
- Greyson, B, Liester, MB. (2004). "Internal voices following near-death experiences". Journal of Humanistic Psychology 44 (3): 320–336. doi:10.1177/0022167804266281.
- Lange, R; Greyson, B; Houran, J (2004). "A Rasch scaling validation of a 'core' near-death experience". British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953) 95 (Pt 2): 161–77. doi:10.1348/000712604773952403. PMID 15142300.
- Satwant Pasricha
- International Association for Near-Death Studies
- Near-death studies
- Life After Life
- Pam Reynolds case
- Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia
- "The Brain and Belief". Public Radio International. 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2010. "Bruce Greyson is considered the father of research into the Near Death Experience."
- "Edwardsville Woman has Near-death Experience". Belleville News-Democrat. January 21, 2003. Retrieved February 23, 2010. "[Greyson] called 'the father of near-death experience research' by some..."
- Greyson, Bruce (1983). The near-death experience scale: Construction, reliability, and validity. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Jun;171(6):369-75.
- Google Scholar, Citations of Greyson (1983). Accessed February 23, 2010.
- Bruce Greyson (1993). "Near-death experiences and the physio-kundalini syndrome". Journal of Religion and Health 32 (4): 277–290. doi:10.1007/BF00990954.
- "Near-death experience is debated". The Tuscaloosa News citing story in Los Angeles Times. May 23, 1982. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Jane E. Brody (November 17, 1988). "HEALTH; Personal Health". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Anne Longley (August 1, 1994). "A Glimpse Beyond: A Psychiatrist Plumbs the Near-Death Experience". People 42 (5). Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Douglas Fox (October 17, 2006). "Light at the end of the tunnel". New Scientist 2573. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Benedict Carey (January 17, 2009). "The Afterlife of Near-Death". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Daniel Williams (August 31, 2007). "At the Hour Of Our Death". Time. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- "Science Notebook". The Washington Post. February 7, 2000. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
- Irreducible Mind
- Information about the Division of Perceptual Studies
- Bruce Greyson biography at the University of Virginia
- The Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia