Nancy L. Zingrone
Assistant Professor of Research in Psychiatric Medicine
Division of Perceptual Studies
University of Virginia Health System
Doctorate in Psychology, University of Edinburgh, 2006
Masters of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University, 1977
BA with Honors in psychology, Mundelein College, 1974
October 2003-currently: Assistant Professor of Research in Psychiatric Medicine, Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
July 2000-currently: Director of Publications, Parapsychology Foundation
1986-1993: Visiting Scholar, Institute for Parapsychology (Durham, NC)
1982-1985: Research Fellow, Institute for Parapsychology (Durham, NC)
1979-1982: Adjunct Faculty in Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University
1977-1978: Assistant Registrar, Mundelein College
Research interests: Psychological correlates of spontaneous parapsychological experiences and of laboratory performance indicative of psychic ability; history and sociology of parapsychology; psychology of science.
(2010) (First author, with Alvarado, C.S., & Cardeña, E.) Out-of-body experiences, physical body activity and posture: Responses from a survey conducted in Scotland. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 163-165.(pdf)
(2009) (First author, with C.S. Alvarado). Pleasurable Western adult near-death experiences: Features, circumstances and incidence. In J.M. Holden, B. Greyson, & D. James (Eds.), The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences (pp. 17-40). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
(2009) (First author, with C.S. Alvarado, and N. Agee). Psychological correlates of aura vision: Psychic experiences,dissociation, absorption, and synaesthesia-like experiences. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 37, 131-168. (pdf) (Posted online with permission of the Australian Society of Hypnosis)
(2008) (First author with C.S. Alvarado) Out-of-body experiences and headaches: A research note. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 72, 107-110.
(2008) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado). Ian Stevenson and the modern study of ESP experiences. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22, 44-53.
(2007-2008) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado). Interrelationships of psychic experiences, dream recall and lucid dreams in a survey with Spanish participants. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 27, 63-69.
(2007) (Fourth author, with C.S. Alvarado, F.R. Machado, W. Zangari, & N.L. Zingrone). Perspectivas históricas da influência da mediunidade na construção de idéias psicológicas e psiquiátricas [Historical perspectives of the influence of mediumship on the construction of psychological and psychiatric ideas]. Revista de Psiquiatria Clínica, 34 (supp.1), 42-53. (pdf)
(2006) Complicating the conversation: Rhetoric, substance, and controversy in parapsychology. Journal of Parapsychology, 69, 3-21. (pdf)
(2004) (Second author with C.S. Alvarado). Experiencias parapsicológicas, absorción y sueños: Un estudio con estudiantes de psicología de Puerto Rico [Parapsychological experiences, absorption and dreams: A study with psychology students from Puerto Rico ]. In F.E. da Silva (Ed.), II Encontro Psi: Refletindo sobre o Futuro da Parapsicologia [II Psi Encounter: Reflexions on the Future of Parapsychology] (pp. 82-91). Curitiba , Brazil : Campus Universitario Bezerra de Menezes, Faculdades Integradas "Espírita."
(2003) (Second with C.S. Alvarado). Exploring the factors related to the aftereffects of out-of-body experiences. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 67.3, 161-183. (pdf)
(2002) Controversy and the problems of parapsychology. Journal of Parapsychology, 66, 1-30.
(2001) (fourth author, with C. S. Alvarado, E. Coly, and L. Coly). Fifty years of supporting parapsychology: The Parapsychology Foundation (1951-2001). International Journal of Parapsychology, 12, 1-26. (pdf)
(1999) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado). Out-of-body experiences among readers of a Spanish New Age magazine. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 63, 65-85. (pdf)
(1998-99) (Second author with C.S. Alvarado). A study of the features of out-of-body experiences in relation to Sylvan Muldoon's claims. European Journal of Parapsychology, 14, 89-99. (pdf)
(1998-99) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado & K.S. Dalton). Out-of-body experiences: Alterations of consciousness and the Five-Factor Model of personality. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 18, 297-317.
(1998-99). (First author, with C.S. Alvarado & K. Dalton). Psi experiences and the “Big Five”: Relating the NEO-PI-R to the experience claims of experimental subjects. European Journal of Parapsychology, 14, 31-51. (pdf)
(1998) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado). Anomalías de interacción con el ambiente: El estudio de los fenómenos parapsicológicos [Anomalies of interaction with the environment: The study of parapsychological phenomena]. Revista Puertorriqueña de Psicología [Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology], 11, 99-147.
(1997) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado). Experiencias disociativas y sueños: Relación con frecuencia de recuerdo de sueños, sueños lúcidos y sueños vívidos [Dissociative experiences and dreams: Relationship with the frequency of dream recall, lucid dreams and vivid dreams]. Ciencias de la Conducta [Sciences of Behavior], 12, 17-43.
(1997) (Second author, with C. S. Alvarado). Relación entre la experiencia fuera del cuerpo y la absorción: Estudios con participantes Puertorriqueños y Norteamericanos [Relationship between out-of-body experiences and absorption: Studies with Puerto Rican and American participants]. Revista Argentina de Psicología Paranormal [Argentinean Journal of Paranormal Psychology], 8, 249-261.
(1997-1998) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado). Factors related to the depth of near-death experiences: Testing the “embellishment over time” hypothesis. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 17, 339-344.
(1994) (Second author, with C.S. Alvarado) Individual differences in aura vision: Relationships to visual imagery and imaginative fantasy experiences. European Journal of Parapsychology, 10,1-30. (pdf)
(1994). Images of women as mediums: Power, pathology and passivity in the writings of Frederic Marvin and Cesare Lombroso. In L.Coly & R.A. White (Ed.), Women and Parapsychology (pp. 90-121). New York: Parapsychology Foundation.
(1989) (Second author, with Carlos S. Alvarado) William McDougall, Lamarckism, and psychical research. American Psychologist, 44, 446-447.
(1988) Authorship and gender in American parapsychology journals. Journal of Parapsychology, 52, 321-343. (pdf)
(1988) (Second author, with Carlos S. Alvarado). Los síntomas de la histeria: Observaciones clínicas durante el siglo 19 [The symptoms of hysteria: Clinical observations during the 19th century]. Archivo Latinoamericano de Historia de la Psicología y Ciencias Afines [Latin American Archive of the History of Psychology and Related Sciences], 1, 11-21.
(1987) (Second author, with Carlos S. Alvarado). Historical aspects of parapsychological terminology. Journal of Parapsychology, 51, 49-74.
2001-currently: Associate Editor, Advances in Parapsychological Research
2003-2004, 2000-2001: President, Parapsychological Association
2000-currently: Executive Editor, International Journal of Parapsychology
2000-Currently: Member of Advisory Board, Instituto de Medicina y Tecnología Avanzada de la Conducta (Institute of Medicine and Advanced Technology of Behavior), Juárez, Mexico.
1995: Program Chair, Parapsychological Association Convention
1994-1997: Member Board of Directors, Parapsychological Association
1986-1993: Visiting Scholar, Institute for Parapsychology, Durham, NC
1986: Member Board of Directors, Southeastern Regional Parapsychological Association
1982-1986: Research Fellow, Institute for Parapsychology, Durham, NC
1989-currently: Member, Cheiron: International Society for the History of the Behavioral Sciences
1986-currently: Society for Social Studies of Science
1985-1990: Member of the Board of Trustees, Academy of Religion and Psychical Research
1984-currently: History of Science Society
1983-currently: Associate Member, American Psychological Association
1981-currently: Member, Parapsychological Association