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RESEARCH AREAS AND INTERESTS

Research Areas and Interests


Psychic experiences and folk-beliefs
Apparitions, deathbed visions and alleged contacts with the dead
Icelandic mediums
Psychological tests
Various experiments
Sai Baba and Indian "miracle-makers"
Children who speak of previous life
Kurds and Kurdistan


Psychic experiences and folk-beliefs

Erlendur Haraldsson (2011). Psychic experiences – third of a century apart. Two representative surveys in Iceland. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 75, 903, 76-90. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (1975). Results of a survey on psychic, religious and folkloric experiences and beliefs in Iceland. Mimeographed 6. 6. 1975. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson(1978). Þessa heims og annars. Könnun á dulrænni reynslu Íslendinga, trúarviðhorfum og þjóðtrú. Reykjavík: Bókaforlagið Saga.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Orn Olafsson (1980). A survey of psychic healing in Iceland. The Christian Parapsychologist, 3, 276-79.


Erlendur Haraldsson (1985). Representative national surveys of psychic phenomena: Iceland, Great Britain, Sweden, USA and Gallups multinational survey. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 53, 145-158. (
Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1981). Some determinants of belief in psychical phenomena. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 75, 297-309. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop M. Houtkooper (1991). Psychic Experiences in the Multi-National Human Values Survey. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 85(2), 145-165. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1999). Íslensk þjóðtrú og dultrú í alþjóðlegum samanburðiSkírnir, 173, 179-186. (Full text).

Loftur Reimar Gissurarson & Erlendur Haraldsson (2001).  History of Parapsychology in Iceland.  International Journal of Parapsychology.12(1),29-50. (Full text).   --> Übersicht


Apparitions, lucidity and alleged contacts with the dead

Erlendur Haraldsson (2013).  Incontri dopo la morte. Milano: Armenia Editore. (Italian translation of The Departed among the Living).

Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Departed Among the Living. An Investigative Study of Afterlife Encounters. USA and UK: White Crow Books.

Michael Nahm, Bruce Greyson, Emily Williams Kelly, Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Terminal lucidity: A review and a case collection. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 55, 138–142. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (2010). Erscheinungen von Verstorbenen. Psychologie in Österreich. 30, 296-303.

Erlendur Haraldsson (2009). Experiences of Encounters with the Dead. 337 new cases. Journal of Parapsychology, 73, 91-118. (Full text).

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1977). Deathbed observations by physicians and nurses: A cross-cultural survey. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 71, 237-259.

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1977). At the hour of death. New York: Avon Books.

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. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1988-89). Survey of claimed encounters with the dead. Omega, the Journal of Death and Dying, 19(2), 103-113. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1992). Erscheinungen von und Berichte über Begegnungen mit VerstorbenenEine Analyse von 357 aktuellen Berichten. In A. Resch (Ed.) Aspekte der Paranormologie. Die Welt des Aussergewöhnlichen. (pp. 469-484). Innsbruck: Resch Verlag.

Erlendur Haraldsson. (1994). Halluzinationen "Plötzlich hörte ich eine Stimme".  Therapiewoche, 44(32), 1864-1868. (Full text).        --> Übersicht         


Icelandic mediums

Erlendur Haraldsson and Loftur R. Gissurarson (2015). Indridi Indridason the Icelandic Physical Medium. UK and USA: White Crow Books.

Erlendur Haraldsson (2013). Yderlige aspekter af Indridi Indridasons mediumitet, herunder „transcendental musik“, direkte stemmer, xenoglossi og lysfænomener. Dansk Tidskrift for Psykisk Forskning. Nr. 2, november 2013, 11-38.

Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Further facets of Indridi Indridason´s mediumship; including 'transcendental' music, direct speech, xenoglossy, light phenomena, etc. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 76(908), 129-149. (
Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (2011). A Perfect Case? Emil Jensen in the mediumship of Indridi Indridason. The fire in Copenhagen on November 24th 1905 and the discovery of Jensen´s identity. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 59 (223), 195-223. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson und Johan L. F. Gerding (2011). Brände in Kopenhagen und Stockholm: Indridasons und Swedenborgs FernwahrnehmungenGrenzgebiete der Wissenschaft. 60, 291-306. (German translation of Fire in Copenhagen and Stockholm, JSE, 2010).

Loftur R. Gissurarson & Erlendur Haraldsson (1995). Indridi Indridason. In Alexander Imich (Ed.) Incredible Tales of the Paranormal, 95-140. New York: Bramble.

Loftur R. Gissurarson & Erlendur Haraldsson (1989). The Icelandic Physical Medium Indridi IndridasonProceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 57, 53-148.  (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson, J.G. Pratt & Magnus Kristjansson (1978). Further experiments with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn BjornssonJournal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 72, 339-347. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson & 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. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson & Ian Stevenson (1975). A communicator of the "drop in" type in Iceland: The case of Runolfur RunolfssonJournal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69, 33-59. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson & Ian Stevenson (1974). An experiment with the Icelandic medium Hafsteinn BjörnssonJournal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 68, 192-202. (Full text).  --> Übersicht
 

Psychological tests

Erlendur Haraldsson, Jakob Smári, Haukur Freyr Gylfason (2001). MMPI-2: Athugun á íslenskri gerð  prófsins. Sálfræðiritið. 7, 51-65.

Sölvína Konráðs & Erlendur Haraldsson (1994). The validity of using US based interest norms of the Strong Interest Inventory for a Nordic Population. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 38(1), 65-76.

Helga KristinsdóttirStefanía Ægisdóttir og Erlendur Haraldsson (1991). Prófkvíðakvarði Spielbergers. Icelandic standardization of Speilberger´s Test Anxiety Inventory. Published by the authors.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Sybil B. G. Eysenck (1987). A Cross-Cultural Study of Personality: Icelandic and English Children. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 31, 123-127. (Full text).

Sybil B.G. Eysenck & Erlendur Haraldsson (1983). National differences in personality: Iceland and England. Psychological Reports, 53, 999-1003. (Full text).     --> Übersicht
 

Various experiments

Erlendur Haraldsson (1970). Subject selection in a machine precognition test. Journal of Parapsychology, 34, 182-191.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1978). ESP and the Defense Mechanism Test (DMT). A further validation. European Journal of Parapsychology, 2, 104-114.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Martin Johnson (1979). ESP and the Defense Mechanism Test (DMT), Icelandic study no. III. A case of experimenter effect? European Journal of Parapsychology, 3, 11-20.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Martin Johnson (1979). ESP and the Defense Mechanism Test (DMT), Icelandic study no. III. A case of experimenter effect? European Journal of Parapsychology, 3, 11-20.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1980). Confirmation of the percipient-order effect in a plethysmographic study of ESP. Journal of Parapsychology, 44, 105-124.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1980, 10. August). Scoring in a precognition test as a function of the frequency of reading on psychical phenomena and belief in ESP. University of Utrecht: Research Letter, Parapsychology Laboratory, 1-8.

Martin Johnson & Erlendur Haraldsson (1984). The Defence Mechanism Test as a predictor of ESP scores. Journal of Parapsychology. 48, 185-200.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Martin Johnson (1986). The Defense Mechanism Test (DMT) as a predictor of ESP performance: Icelandic studies VI and VII. Research in Parapsychology 1985. Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 43-44.

Erlendur Haraldsson, Joop M. Houtkooper & 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 & Loftur R. Gizzurarson (1987). Does Geomagnetic Activity Effect Extrasensory Perception? Personality and individual differences. 8, 745-747.

Joop M. Houtkooper, Loftur R. Gissurarson and Erlendur Haraldsson (1988-89). Why the ganzfeld is conducive to ESP. A study of observational theory and the percipient-order effect. European Journal of Parapsychology, 7(2-4), 169-192.

Kristinn B. ThorissonFridrik Skulason & Erlendur Haraldsson (1991). The effects of ESP-belief and distorted feedback on a computerized clairvoyance task. Journal of Parapsychology, 55(1), 45-58. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop M. Houtkooper (1992). The effects of perceptual defensiveness, personality and belief on extrasensory perception tasks. Personality and individual differences, 13(10), 1085-1096.

Gudbjorg DanielsdottirSigrun SigurgeirsdottirHelma Einarsdottir & Erlendur Haraldsson (1993). Interrogative suggestibility in children and its relationship with memory and vocabulary. Personality and individual differences, 14(3), 499-502.

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. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

Joop M. Houtkooper & Erlendur Haraldsson (1997). Reliabilities and psychological correlates of guessing and scoring behaviour in a forched choice ESP task. Journal of Parapsychology, 61 (June) 1-16.
 
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.    
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Sai Baba and Indian "miracle-makers"

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1976). Out-of-body experiences in Indian swamis: Sri Sathya Sai Baba and DadajiResearch in Parapsychology 1975Metcuhen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 147-50.

Erlendur Haraldsson & Karlis Osis (1977). The appearance and disappearance of objects in the presence of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 71, 33-43.

Karlis Osis & Erlendur Haraldsson (1979). Parapsychological phenomena associated with Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Christian Parapsychologist, 3, 159-163.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1987). "Miracles are my visiting cards". An investigative report on psychic phenomena associated with Sri Sathya Sai Baba. London: Century-Hutchinson, 300 pp.

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 (1988). Sai Baba: How Does He Do It? Reply to Mr. PremanandThe Indian Skeptic. No. 6, Oct. , 34-38.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1990). Sai Baba maður kraftaverkannaGangleri, 64(1), 5-13.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1990). The Miraculous and the Sai Baba Movement. Religion Today. A Journal of Contemporary Religions. 6(1), 6-9.

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. (Full text).

Wiseman, R. & Haraldsson E. (1995) Investigating Macro-PK in India: Swami PremanandaJournal of the Society for Psychical Research, 60(839) 193-202. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson & Richard Wiseman (1996). Two investigations of ostensible macro-PK in India. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 61(843) 109-113. (Full text).     --> Übersicht
 

Children who speak of previous life

Erlendur Haraldsson (2012). Persistence of ‘‘Past-Life’’ Memories in Adults Who, in Their Childhood, Claimed Memories of a Past Life. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 200, 11, 985-989.(Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson and Majd Abu-Izzedin (2004) Three randomly selected cases of Lebanese children who claim memories of a previous life. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 68.2  (875), 65-85. (Full text)

Erlendur Haraldsson (2003). Children who speak of past-life experiences: Is there a psychological explanation? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice. 76, 1, 55-67. (Full text).

Ian Stevenson and Erlendur Haraldsson (2003). The  Similarity of Features of Reincarnation Type Cases over Many Years: A Third Study.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 17, 2, 283-289. (Full text).

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. (Full text).

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.(Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (2000). Birthmarks and claims of previous life memories II. The case of Chatura KarunaratneJournal of the Society for Psychical Research. 64 (859), 82-92. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (2000). Birthmarks and claims of previous life memories I.  The case of Purnima EkanayakeJournal of the Society for Psychical Research64(858), 16-25. (Full text).

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 Research63(857), 268-291. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson. (1997). Psychological comparison between ordinary children and those who claim previous-life memories. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 11, 323-335. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1995). Personality and abilities of children claiming previous-life memories. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 183(7), 445-451.

Erlendur Haraldsson (1995). Reinkarnation. In G. L. Eberlein (Ed.) Kleine Lexikon der Parawissenschaften.. München: C. H. Beckschen Verlagsbuchhandlung, 157-164.

Antonia Mills, Erlendur Haraldsson, & H. H. Jurgen Keil (1994). Replication studies of cases suggestive of reincarnation by three independent investigators. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. 88, 207-219. (Full text).

Erlendur Haraldsson (1991). Children claiming past-life memories: Four cases in Sri Lanka. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 5(2), 233-262. (Full text).      --> Übersicht


Kurds and Kudistan

Erlendur Haraldsson (1966). Land im Aufstand Kurdistan. Hamburg: Matari Verlag. 

With the legendary Mulla Mustafa Barzani in the mountains 
above Ranya in Iraqi Kurdistan in October1964

 




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