Stanley Curtis Krippner, Ph.D., the Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University, was a charter member of the Parapsychological Association, and in 1998 received its Outstanding Career Award, largely for his work (with Montague Ullman and Charles Honorton) on psi effects in dreams at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. In 2002 he received the Dr. J.B. Rhine Award for Lifetime Achievement in Parapsychology from Andrah University in India for “expanding the frontiers of human science,” and the same year was given the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology and the Society for Psychological Hypnosis Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis. In 2003 he was given the Ashley Montagu Peace Award by a Russian-American consortium and has received awards from associations in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, South Africa, and Spain.
He is the co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams, Becoming Psychic, Healing States, The Realms of Healing, and the co-editor of Verities of Anomalous Experience, Debating Psychic Experience, Mysterious Minds, and eight volumes of Advances in Parapsychological Research. He is the author or co-author of over 1,000 articles and book reviews that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, and is a Fellow of several professional groups including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, among others. He has served as President of the Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychological Hypnosis, and the International Association for the Study of Dreams, which gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1954, his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1961, and spent the summer of 1961 as Gardner Murphy’s teaching assistant at the University of Hawaii.