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Bruce Greyson

(Charles) Bruce Greyson (born October 1946) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is co-author of Irreducible Mind (2007) and co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences (2009). Greyson has written many journal articles, and has given media interviews, on the subject of near death experiences.

Contents

  • Academic appointments 1
  • Research work 2
  • Selected publications 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Academic appointments

Greyson is Chester F. Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, and the former director of The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS),[1] formerly the Division of Personality Studies, at the University of Virginia. He is also a Professor of Psychiatric Medicine in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Division of Outpatient Psychiatry, at the University of Virginia.

Research work

Greyson is a researcher in the field of near-death studies and has been called the father of research in near-death experiences.[2][3] Greyson, along with Kenneth Ring, Michael Sabom, and others, built on the research of Raymond Moody, Russell Noyes Jr and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Greyson's scale to measure the aspects of near-death experiences[4] has been widely used, being cited 95 times as of early 2010.[5] He also devised a 19-item scale to assess experience of kundalini, the Physio-Kundalini Scale.[6]

Greyson wrote the overview of Near Death Experiences for the Encyclopædia Britannica and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Near-Death Studies (formerly Anabiosis) from 1982 through 2007. Greyson has been interviewed or consulted many times in the press on the subject of near-death experiences.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

Selected publications

Greyson is co-author of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)[14] and co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation (Praeger, 2009).[15] He has written many journal articles on the subject of near-death experiences, and these include:

  • Greyson, B (2005). ""False positive" claims of near-death experiences and "false negative" denials of near-death experiences". Death studies 29 (2): 145–55.  
  • Greyson, B, Ring, K. (2004). "The Life Changes Inventory-Revised". Journal of Near-Death Studies 23: 41–54. 
  • Greyson, B, Liester, MB. (2004). "Internal voices following near-death experiences". Journal of Humanistic Psychology 44 (3): 320–336.  
  • Lange, R; Greyson, B; Houran, J (2004). "A Rasch scaling validation of a 'core' near-death experience". British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953) 95 (Pt 2): 161–77.  

See also

References

  1. ^ Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia
  2. ^ "The Brain and Belief".  
  3. ^ "Edwardsville Woman has Near-death Experience". Belleville News-Democrat. January 21, 2003. Retrieved February 23, 2010. [Greyson] called 'the father of near-death experience research' by some... 
  4. ^ Greyson, Bruce (1983). The near-death experience scale: Construction, reliability, and validity. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Jun;171(6):369-75.
  5. ^ Google Scholar, Citations of Greyson (1983). Accessed February 23, 2010.
  6. ^ Bruce Greyson (1993). "Near-death experiences and the physio-kundalini syndrome". Journal of Religion and Health 32 (4): 277–290.  
  7. ^ "Near-death experience is debated".  
  8. ^ Jane E. Brody (November 17, 1988). "HEALTH; Personal Health".  
  9. ^ Anne Longley (August 1, 1994). "A Glimpse Beyond: A Psychiatrist Plumbs the Near-Death Experience".  
  10. ^ Douglas Fox (October 17, 2006). "Light at the end of the tunnel".  
  11. ^ Benedict Carey (January 17, 2009). "The Afterlife of Near-Death".  
  12. ^ Daniel Williams (August 31, 2007). "At the Hour Of Our Death".  
  13. ^ "Science Notebook".  
  14. ^ Irreducible Mind
  15. ^ Information about the Division of Perceptual Studies

External links

  • Bruce Greyson biography at the University of Virginia
  • The Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia
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