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Jessica M. Utts Professor of Statistics University of California, Davis

Collaborated with Professor Ray Hyman (University of Oregon) to prepare a report assessing the statistical evidence for psychic functioning in U.S. government sponsored research. The report was part of a review done by the American Institutes of Research (AIR) at the request of Congress and the CIA.

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Selected Publications:

Utts, J. M. (1986).The Ganzfeld debate: a statistician's perspective . Journal of Parapsychology, 50:393-402.

G. P. Hansen and J. Utts. (1987). Use of both sum of ranks and direct hits in free-response psi experiments. Journal of Parapsychology, 51:321-335.

Utts, J. (1987). Psi, statistics, and society. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 10:615-616.

Palmer, J. A., C. Honorton and J. Utts. (1988). Reply to the National Research Council study on parapsychology, Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 83(1):31-49.

Utts, J. (1988). Successful replication versus statistical significance. Journal of Parapsychology, 52(4):305-320.

Radin, D. and J. Utts. (1989). Experiments investigating the influence of intention on random and pseudorandom events. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 3(1):65-79.

Utts, J. (1989). Randomness and randomization tests: A reply to Gilmore. Journal of Parapsychology , 53(4):345-351.

May, E. C., J. M. Utts, B. S. Humphrey, W. Luke, T.J. Frivold, and V. V. Trask. (1990). Advances in Remote Viewing, Journal of Parapsychology, 54(3), 193-228.

Utts, J. M. (1991). Replication and meta-analysis in parapsychology (with discussion). Statistical Science , 6(4), 363-403.

Hansen G. P., J. M. Utts, and B. Markwick. (1992). Critique of the PEAR remote viewing experiments. Journal of Parapsychology, 56(2), 97-113.

Utts, J. (1993). Analyzing free-response data--a progress report. In PSI Research Methodology--A Reexamination, ed. L. Coly and J. D. S. McMahon, Parapsychology Foundation, New York, 71-83.

Utts, J. (1993). Honorton the Meta-Analyst. Journal of Parapsychology, 57(1), 89-100.

Krippner, S., W. Braud, I. L. Child, J. Palmer, K. R. Rao, M. Schlitz, R. A. White and J. M. Utts. (1993). Demonstration research and meta-analysis in parapsychology. Journal of Parapsychology, 57(3), 275-286.

Utts, J. (1994). Social, Institutional, and Cultural Influences of Gender on Science. In Women and Parapsychology, ed. L. Coly and R. A. White, Parapsychology Foundation, New York, 28-44.

May, E. C., J. M. Utts and S. J. P Spottiswoode. (1995). Decision augmentation theory: Toward a model of anomalous mental phenomena. Journal of Parapsychology, 59(3), 195-220.

May, E. C., J. M. Utts, S. J. P. Spottiswoode and C. J. James. (1995). Applications of decision augmentation theory. Journal of Parapsychology, 59(3), 221-250.

May, E. C., J. M. Utts and S. J. P. Spottiswoode. (1995). Decision Augmentation Theory: Applications to the Random Number Generator Database. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 9(4), 453-488.

Utts, J. M. (1995). "Model selection in parapsychology: psychokinesis, precognition or chance?" in Modeling and Prediction: Honoring Seymour Geisser, Springer-Verlag.

Utts, J. M. (1996). An Assessment of the Evidence for Psychic Functioning , Journal of Scientific Exploration, 10 (1), 3-30. Also in Journal of Parapsychology, 59(4), 289-320.

Utts, J. M. (1996). Response to Ray Hyman's Report of September 11, 1995, "Evaluation of Program on Anomalous Mental Phenomena." Journal of Scientific Exploration 10(1), 59-61. Also in Journal of Parapsychology, 59(4), 353-356.

Josephson, Brian and Jessica Utts. (1996). The Paranormal and its Implications for Consciousness, London Times Higher Education Supplement, reprinted in The Paranormal and the Platonic Worlds: Readings from Brian Josephson, in Japanese translation, Tokuma Shoten (publisher), Tokyo.

Utts. Jessica (1996). "Exploring Psychic Functioning: Statistics and Other Issues" Stats: The Magazine for Students of Statistics, 16, 3-8.

Utts, Jessica. (1996). "Statistics and the Paranormal"; in The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal, ed. by Gordon Stein, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 722-729.

Utts, Jessica. (1999). "The Significance of Statistics in Mind-Matter Research," Journal of Scientific Exploration, 13(4), 615-638.



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