Leonard Zusne

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Leonard Zusne (1924–2003) was an American psychologist.

He published articles and books on the history of psychology, magical thinking and visual perception. Zusne worked as a Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa. A critic of paranormal claims, he was influential in the field of anomalistic psychology.[1]


  • Visual Perception of Form (1970)[2]
  • Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (1984)
  • Magical Thinking and Parapsychology. In A Skeptic’s Handbook of Parapsychology. Edited by Paul Kurtz. Prometheus Books. pp. 685-700. ISBN 0-87975-300-5
  • Eponyms in Psychology: A Dictionary and Biographical Sourcebook (1987)
  • Anomalistic Psychology: A Study of Magical Thinking [with Warren H. Jones] (1989)


  1. ^ French, Chris; Stone, Anna. (2014). Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Belief and Experience. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 262. ISBN 978-1-4039-9571-1
  2. ^ MacKay, Donald. (1971). Visual Perception of Form. New Scientist. 10 June. p. 648.