2013 Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award Winner: Etzel Cardeña
on Friday, July 05, 2013
The winner of the 2013 Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award is Etzel Cardeña. This yearly award honors a PA member who has made significant research contributions that integrate parapsychology and mainstream science, and thereby has advanced the discipline of parapsychology.
Etzel Cardeña holds the endowed Thorsen Chair on parapsychology and hypnosis at Lund University in Sweden. Born and raised in México, he did postgraduate work in Canada and the United States, where he got his PhD in psychology from UC Davis under Charles Tart, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford under David Spiegel. He has been a professor at, among others, Georgetown University and The University of Texas-Pan American, where he was Department Chair and Director of the Graduate Program. He was elected President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Division 30 of the American Psychological Association, and the Parapsychological Association.
A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Studies, his main areas of interest include research on anomalous experiences (including potential psi phenomena), hypnosis (neurophenomenology of spontaneous hypnotic phenomena, hypnotic typology, cultural aspects, personality correlates, hypnosis for posttraumatic conditions, hypnosis and psi), and dissociative and acute posttraumatic disorders. His teaching, empirical and theoretical work has garnered multiple awards from five different organizations and he has been a consultant to the DSM-IV and the DSM-5. His close to 300 professional publications include Varieties of Anomalous Experience published by APA, now in its second edition, and the two-volumes Altering Consciousness: A multidisciplinary perspective. He also works in theatre and is the artistic director of the International Theatre of Malmö.
More information about the PA's yearly awards can be found at: http://www.parapsych.org/section/27/awards.aspx