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(1946 - 1992)
Charles Honorton was, first and foremost, a parapsychologist. From his early childhood, his interests were centered on the mind, consciousness and its potentials.

As a teenager, he corresponded with Dr J B Rhine and, while he was still a high school student, he travelled from his home in Minnesota to Durham, North Carolina to spend his summer months at the Parapsychology Laboratory of Duke University.

Honorton collaborated with Dr Stanley Krippner and Dr Montague Ullman at Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, New York) in the classic "dream telepathy" experiments. Honorton later became the Director of the Division of Parapsychology and Psychophysics at Maimonides. In 1979, he founded the Psychophysical Research Laboratories (PRL) in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1991, he went to the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland) to pursue a Ph.D. degree. He died of heart failure on November 4, 1992. He left an extensive collection of publications of his years in parapsychological research.

Selected Publications:

A definitive collection of Honorton's publications can be found here.

1964

HONORTON, C (1964). Separation of high- and low-scoring ESP subjects through hypnotic preparation. Journal of Parapsychology, 28, 251257.

1965

HONORTON, C. H. (1965). A question for researchers: How uncontrollable is psi? Psi Worker's Newsletter, 1, 12.

HONORTON, C. H. (1965). Relationship between ESP and manifest anxiety level. Journal of Parapsychology, 29, 291292.

HONORTON, C. H., & Morris, R. (1965). A critique of Sprinthall's article"ESP: Some attitudinal factors relating to ability." Journal of Parapsychology, 29, 200203.

1966

HONORTON, C. H. (1966). Emotional arousal in long-distance ESP experiments. Psi Worker's Newsletter, 3, 13-14.

HONORTON, C. H. (1966). A further separation of high- and low-scoring ESP subjects through hypnotic preparation. Journal of Parapsychology, 30, 172- 183.

HONORTON, C. H. (1966). The Macalester College series. Psi Worker's Newsletter, 3, 1415.

1967

HONORTON, C. (1967). Creativity and precognition scoring level. Journal of Parapsychology, 31, 2942.

HONORTON, C. H. (1967). Review of ESP: A scientific evaluation. Journal of Parapsychology, 31, 7682.

1968

HONORTON, C. H., CARLSON, T., & TIETZE, T. (1968). Combined methods in subject selection. In J. B. Rhine & R. Brier (Eds.), Parapsychology today. New York: The Citadel Press.

1969

HONORTON, C. H. (1969). Position effects in restricted calling tests. In W. G. Roll (Ed.), Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association, Number 4. Bruges, Belgium: St. Catherine Press.

HONORTON, C. H. (1969). Role of associative habits in ESP preference. In W. G. Roll (Ed.), Proceedings of the Parapsychology Association, Number 4. Bruges, Belgium: St. Catherine Press.

HONORTON, C. (1969). Relationship between EEG alpha activity and ESP card-guessing performance. Journal of the Amerzcan Society for Psychical Research, 63, 365374.

HONORTON, C. H., CARLSON, T., & TIETZE, T. (1968). Combined methods in subject selection. In J. B. Rhine & R. Brier (Eds.), Parapsychology today. New York: The Citadel Press.

HONORTON, C., & KRIPPNER, S. (1969). Hypnosis and ESP performance: A review of the experimental literature. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 63, 214252.

1970

HONORTON, C. (1970). Effects of feedback on discrimination between correct and incorrect ESP responses. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 64, 404410.

1971

HONORTON, C. (1971). Automated forced-choice precognition tests with a "sensitive." Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 65, 476-481.

HONORTON, D., DAVIDSON, R., & BINDLER, P. (1971). Feedback-augmented EEG alpha, shifts in subjective state, and ESP card-guessing performance. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 65, 308-324.

HONORTON, C., KRIPPNER, S., & ULLMAN, M. (1971). Telepathic transmission of art prints under two conditions. Proceedings of the 80th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, pp. 319320.

KRIPPNER, S., HONORTON, C., ULLMAN, M., MASTERS, R., & HOUSTON, J. (1971). A long-distance "sensory bombardment" study of ESP in dreams. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 65, 468475.

KRIPPNER, S., ULLMAN, M., & HONORTON, C. (1971). A precognitive dream study with a single subject. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 65, 192203.

1972

HONORTON, C. (1972). Reported frequency of dream recall and ESP. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 66, 369-374.

HONORTON, C. (1972). Significant factors in hypnotically-induced clairvoyant dreams. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 66, 86-102.

HONORTON, C., & BARKSDALE, W. (1972). PK performance with waking suggestions for muscle tension versus relaxation. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 66, 208-2 14.

FOULKES, D., BELVEDERE, E., MASTERS, R. E. L., HOUSTON, J., KRIPPNER, S., HONORTON, C., & ULLMAN, M. (1972). Long distance "sensory bombardment" ESP in dreams: A failure to replicate. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 35, 731-734.

KRIPPNER, S., ULLMAN, M., & HONORTON, C. (1972). A second precognitive dream study with Malcolm Bessent. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 66, 269279.

1973

HONORTON, C., DRUCKER, S. A., & HERMON, H. (1973). Shifts in subjective state and ESP under conditions of partial sensory deprivation: A preliminary study. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 67, 191-196.

KRIPPNER, S., HONORTON, C., & ULLMAN, M. (1973). A long-distance ESP dream study with the "Grateful Dead." Journal of the American Society of Psychosomatic Dentistry and Medicine, 20, 468475.

1974

HONORTON, C. (1974). Apparent psychokinesis on static objects by a "gifted" subject. In W. G. Roll, R. L. Morris, & J. D. Morris (Eds.), Research in parapsychology 1973 (pp. 128132). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow.

HONORTON, C., DRUCKER, S. A., & HERMON, H. (1973). Shifts in subjective state and ESP under conditions of partial sensory deprivation: A preliminary study. Journal of the American Society for Psychical research, 67, 191-196.

HONORTON, C., & HARPER, S. (1974). Psi-mediated imagery and ideation in an experimental procedure for regulating perceptual input. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 68, 156 168.

HONORTON, C. (1974). Psi-conducive state of awareness. In J. White (Ed.), Psychic exploration: A challenge for science (pp. 616638). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons.

1975

HONORTON, C. (1975). ESP and altered states of consciousness. In J. Beloff (Ed.), Current directions in parapsychology (pp. 38-59). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow.

HONORTON, C., ULLMAN, M., & KRIPPNER, S. (1975). Comparison of extrasensory and presleep influences on dreams: A preliminary report. In J. D. Morris, W. G. Roll, & R. L. Morris (Eds.), Research in parapsychology 1974 (pp. 8284). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow.

Honorton, C. (1975). Error some place. Journal of Communication, 25, 103-116.

HONORTON, C. (1975). Objective determination of stimulus incorporation in ESP tasks with pictoral targets [Summary]. In J. D. Morris, W. G. Roll, & R. A. White (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1974 (pp. 112-115). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

HONORTON, C., RAMSEY, M., & CABIBBO, C. (1975). Experimenter effects in extrasensory perception. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69, 135-150.

1976

HONORTON, C., & May, E. C. (1976). Volitional control in a psychokinetic task with auditory and visual feedback. In J. D. Morris, W. G. Roll, & R. L. Morris (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1975 (pp 90-91), Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

SMITH, M., TREMMEL, L., & HONORTON, C. (1976). A comparison of psi and weak sensory influences on ganzfeld mentation. In J. D. Morris, W. G. Roll., & R. L. Morris (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1975 (pp 191-194), Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

TERRY, J. C., & HONORTON, C. (1976). Psi information retrieval in the ganzfeld: Two confirmatory studies. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 70, 207.

1977

Honorton, C. (1977/1986). Psi and internal attention states. In B.B. Wolman, L.A. Dale, G.R. Schmeidler & M. Ullman (Eds). Handbook of Parapsychology (pp. 435-472). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company.

HONORTON, C. (1977). Effects of meditation and feedback on psychokinetic performance: A pilot study with an instructor of TM. In J. D. Morris, W. G. Roll, & R. L. Morris (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1976 (pp 95-97), Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

WINNETT, R., & HONORTON, C. (1977). Effects of meditation and feedback on psychokinetic performance: Results with practitioners of Ajapa Yoga. In J. D. Morris, W. G. Roll, & R. L. Morris (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1976 (pp 97-98). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

1978

HONORTON, C. (1978). A parapsychological test of Eccles "neurophysiological hypothesis" of parapsychological interaction. In B. Shapin & L. Coly (Eds.), Brain/mind and parapsychology (pp 35-43). New York: Parapsychology Foundation.

1979

Honorton, C. & Tremmel, L. (1979). Psi correlates of volition: a preliminary test of Eccles "neurophysiological hypothesis" of mind-brain interaction. Research In Parapsychology, 1978 (pp.36-38). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

1980

HONORTON, C., & TREMMEL, L. (1980). Psi-Trek: A preliminary effort toward development of psi-conducive computer software. [Summary]. In W. G. Roll (Ed.), Research in Parapsychology 1979 (pp 159-161). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

1983

HONORTON, C. (1983). Response to Hyman's critique of psi ganzfeld results [Summary]. In W. G. Roll, J. Beloff, & R. A. White (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1982. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

HONORTON, C., BarkeR, P., & Sondow, N. (1983). Feedback and participant selection parameters in a computer RNG study [Summary]. In W. G. Roll, J. Beloff, & R. A. White (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1982, Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

1984

SCHECHTER, E. I., HONORTON, C., BARKER, P., & VARVOGLIS, M. P. (1984). A preliminary study with a PK game involving distraction from the task. In R. A. White & R. S. Broughton (Eds.), Research in parapsychology 1983, (pp 32-33). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

1985

BERGER, R. E., & HONORTON, C. (1985). PsiLab ][: A standardized psi testing system [Summary]. In R. A White & J. Solfvin (Eds.), Research in parapsychology 1984 (pp. 68-71). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

Honorton, C. (1985). Meta-analysis of psi ganzfeld research : A response to Hyman. Journal of Parapsychology, 49, 51-91.

HONORTON, C. (1985). Programmatic research assessment (part of a roundtable on "Meta-Analysis: Integrating Results Across Studies"). In R. A. White & J. Solfvin (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1984 (pp. 115-116). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

HONORTON, C. & SCHECHTER, E. I. (1985). Relationship between type and ESP performance in a perceptual isolation (ganzfeld) setting. Paper presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Association for Psychological Type, Evanston, IL.

1986

BERGER, R. E., SCHECHTER, E. I., & HONORTON, C. (1986). A preliminary review of performance across three computer psi games [Summary]. In D. H. Weiner & D. I. Radin (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1985 (pp. 1-3). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

HONORTON, C., BARKER, P., VARVOGLIS, M. P., BERGER, R., & SCHECHTER, E. (1986). First timers: An exploration of factors affacting initial psi ganzfeld performance [Summary]. In D. H. Weiner & D. I. Radin (Eds.), Research in parapsychology 1985. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

HYMAN, R., & HONORTON, C. (1986). A joint communiqué. The psi ganzfeld controversy. Journal of Parapsychology, 50, 351-364.

1987

Honorton, C. (1987). Precognition and real-time ESP performance in a computer task with an exceptional subject. Journal of Parapsychology, 51, 291-320.

Honorton, C. & Schechter, E. (1987). Ganzfeld target retrieval with an automated testing system : A model for initial success. Research In Parapsychology, 1986. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

1989

Honorton, C. & Ferrari, D. (1989). Meta-analysis of forced choice precognition experiments 1935-1987. Journal of Parapsychology, 53, 281-308.

1990

Honorton,C., Berger, R., Varvoglis,M, Quant,M., Derr,P, Schechter, E. & Ferrari,D. (1990). Psi communication in the ganzfeld: Experiments with an automated testing system and comparison with a meta-analysis of earlier studies. Journal of Parapsychology, 54, 99-139

1992

Honorton, C., Ferrari, D. & Bem, D. (1992). Extraversion and ESP performance: A Meta - Analysis and New Confirmation. Research in Parapsychology 1990 (pp.35-38). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

HONORTON, C. (1992). Impact of sender in ganzfeld communication: Meta-analysis and power estimates. Unpublished manuscript.

HONORTON, C. (1992). The ganzfeld novice: Four predictors of initial ESP performance. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

SCHLITZ, M. J., & HONORTON, C. (1992). Ganzfeld psi performance within an artistically gifted population. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 86, 83-99.

Honorton, C. (1993). Summarizing research findings: Meta-analytic methods and their use in parapsychology. In L. Coly & J.D.S. McMahon (Eds.), Psi research methodology: A re-examination (pp. 90-106). New York: Parapsychology Foundation.

 

 

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