William G. Braud

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William G. Braud (November 26, 1942 – May 13, 2012) was an American psychologist and parapsychologist.

Braud obtained his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Iowa.[1] He was director of research in parapsychology at the Mind Science Foundation.[2] He taught at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (1992–2010).[3]

During the 1970s and early 1980s he conducted a series of experiments to test for psychokinetic influences upon living systems.[4] Braud with Charles Honorton were the first to modify the ganzfeld procedure for parapsychological use.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Transpersonal Research Methods For the Social Sciences: Honoring Human Experience (SAGE Publications, 1998) [with Rosemarie Anderson]
  • Distant Mental Influence: Its Contributions To Science, Healing, and Human Interactions (Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2003)
  • Transforming Self and Others Through Research: Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities (SUNY Press, 2011)[6] [with Rosemarie Anderson ]


  1. ^ "William Braud, Ph.D." Sofia University.
  2. ^ Anderson, R. (2013). William G. Braud (1942–2012). The Humanistic Psychologist 41: 94–96.
  3. ^ "Remembering William Braud (1942-2012)". Jay Dufrechou.
  4. ^ Watt, Caroline. (2016). Parapsychology. Oneworld. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-78074-887-0.
  5. ^ Williams, William F. (2013 edition). Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience: From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy. Routledge. p. 128. ISBN 1-57958-207-9.
  6. ^ "Transforming Self and Others Through Research". SUNY Press.