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Haraldsson is a professor of psychology at the University of Iceland. Studied
philosophy at the universities of Iceland, Edinburg and Freiburg 1955-58. Writer
and journalist 1959-63. Studied psychology at the University of Freiburg and
University of Munich where he obtained the Dipl. Psych. in 1969. Research fellow
at the Institute of Parapsychology in Durham, N. C. 1969-70, internship in
clinical psychology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia in
Charlottesville 1970-71. Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Freiburg in
1972. Research associate at the American Society for Psychical Research
1972-74. After that in the Department of Psychology at the University of
Iceland. Visiting professor at the University of Virginia, 1982-83, and at the
Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene in Freiburg
1993-95. Dr. Haraldsson has published numerous scientific articles and book
chapters, and is the author of four books, two of which have appeared in
English, At the Hour of Death (with Karlis Osis) and Miracles Are My
Visiting Cards (US edition Modern Miracles).
Erlendur Haraldsson and Joop M. Houtkooper (1991). Psychic Experiences in the Multinational Human Values Study. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 85(2), 145-165.
Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop Houtkooper (1996). Traditional Christian beliefs, spiritualism and the paranormal: An Icelandic-American Comparison. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion., 6(1), 51-64.
Apparitions of the dead,
deathbed-visions and hallucinatory experiences
Erlendur Haraldsson (1987). The Iyengar-Kirti case. An apparitional case of the by-stander type. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 54, 64-67.
Erlendur Haraldsson (1988-89). Survey of claimed encounters with the dead. Omega, the Journal of Death and Dying, 19(2), 103-113.
Children who speak of memories of a
previous life, case studies and psychological characteristics
Erlendur Haraldsson. (1997). Psychological comparison between ordinary children and those who claim previous-life memories. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 11, 323-335.
Erlendur Haraldsson and Godwin Samararatne (1999). Children who speak of memories of a previous life as a Buddhist monk: Three new cases. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 63(857), 268-291.
Erlendur Haraldsson (2000). Birthmarks and claims of previous life memories I. The case of Purnima Ekanayake. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 64(858), 16-25.
Erlendur Haraldsson (2000). Birthmarks and claims of previous life memories II. The case of Chatura Karunaratne. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 64 (859), 82-92.
Erlendur Haraldsson, Patrick Fowler & Vimala Periyannanpillai (2000). Psychological Characteristics of Children Who Speak of a Previous Life: A Further Field Study in Sri Lanka Transcultural Psychiatry, 37, 525-544.
Erlendur Haraldsson and Majd Abu-Izzeddin (2002). Development of Certainty about the Correct Deceased Person in a Case of the Reincarnation Type: The Case of Nazih Al-Danaf. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 16(3), 363-380.
Erlendur Haraldsson (in press). Children who speak of past-life experiences: Is there a psychological explanation? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice.
Mediums and mediumship
Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1975). A communicator of the "drop in" type in Iceland: The case of Runolfur Runolfsson. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69, 33-59.
Erlendur Haraldsson and Ian Stevenson (1975). A communicator of the "drop in" type in Iceland: The case of Gudni Magnusson. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69, 245-261.
Erlendur Haraldsson, J.G. Pratt and Magnus Kristjansson (1978). Further experiments with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn Bjornsson. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 72, 339-347.
Loftur R. Gissurarson and Erlendur Haraldsson (1989). The Icelandic Physical Medium Indridi Indridason. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 57, 53-148.
Erlendur Haraldsson (1994). Research on alternative therapies in Iceland. In H. Johannessen, L. Launsö, S. G. Olesen & F. Staugård (Eds.), Studies in alternative therapy 1 (pp. 46-50) Gylling, Denmark: Odense University Press.
Erlendur Haraldsson. (1994). Spiritual healing in Iceland - results of a survey. In H. Johannessen, L. Launsö, S. G. Olesen & F. Staugård (Eds.), Studies in alternative therapy 1 (pp. 103-113) Gylling, Denmark: Odense University Press.
Indian miraclemakers; Sai Baba and
Erlendur Haraldsson (1988). Modern Miracles. An investigative report on psychic phenomena associated with Sri Sathya Sai Baba. New York: Ballantine Books, 304 pp. (USA edition of "Miracles are my visiting cards".)
Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop M. Houtkooper (1994). Report of an Indian swami claiming to materialize objects: The value and limitations of field observations. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 8(3), 381-397.
Wiseman, R. & Haraldsson E. (1995) Investigating Macro-PK in India: Swami Premananda. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60(839) 193-202.
Erlendur Haraldsson & Richard Wiseman (1995). Reactions to and assessment of a videotape on Sathya Sai Baba. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 60(839) 203-213.
Erlendur Haraldsson & Richard Wiseman (1996). Two investigations of ostensible macro-PK in India. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 61(843) 109-113.
Perceptual defensiveness and
Martin Johnson and Erlendur Haraldsson (1984). The Defence Mechanism Test as a predictor of ESP scores. Journal of Parapsychology. 48, 185-200.
Erlendur Haraldsson, Joop M. Houtkooper and Claudia Hoeltje (1987). The Defense Mechanism Test as a predictor of ESP performance. Icelandic study VII and meta-analysis of thirteen experiments. Journal of Parapsychology, 51, 75-90.
Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop Houtkooper (1995). Meta-analysis of ten experiments on perceptual defensiverrness and ESP: ESP scoring patterns, experimenter and decline effects.. Journal of Parapsychology, 59(3) 251-271.
Erlendur Haraldsson, Joop M. Houtkooper, Rainer Schneider and Martin Bäckström (2002). Perceptual Defensiveness and ESP Performance:Reconstructed DMT-Ratings and Psychological Correlates in the First German DMT-ESP Experiment. Journal of Parapsychology. 66(3), 249-270
Psychological characteristics of
belief/disbelief in psi and psi-performance
Erlendur Haraldsson (1981). Some determinants of belief in psychical phenomena. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 75, 297-309.
Erlendur Haraldsson and Joop M. Houtkooper (1992). The effects of perceptual defensiveness, personality and belief on extrasensory perception tasks. Personality and individual differences, 13(10), 1085-1096.
Erlendur Haraldsson (1993). Are religiosity and belief in an afterlife better predictors of ESP performance than belief in psychic phenomena? Journal of Parapsychology. 57, 259-273.
Erlendur Haraldsson (1980). Confirmation of the percipient-order effect in a plethysmographic study of ESP. Journal of Parapsychology, 44, 105-124.
Erlendur Haraldsson and Loftur Reimar Gissurarson (1985). Perceptual defensivenes, ganzfeld and the percipient-order effect. European Journal of Parapsychology, 6, 1-17.
Further details and full bibliography on my personal website