Faculty Profile: Stanley Krippner

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Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner received his Ph.D. in Special Education from Northwestern University. A pioneer in the study of consciousness, Stanley Krippner conducts research in the areas of dreams, hypnosis, shamanism, and dissociation, often from a cross-cultural perspective, with an emphasis on anomalous phenomena that seem to question mainstream paradigms.


Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses

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Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

Ph.D., (Educational Psychology), 1961, Northwestern University
M.A., (Counseling and Guidance), 1957, Northwestern University
B.S., (Speech Therapy), 1954, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Full CV available at - http://stanleykrippner.weebly.com/--vitae.html


Current Projects and Professional Activities

I have several recently published books: Varieties of Anomalous Experience, 2nd ed. (2014), co-edited with Etzel Cardena and Steven Lynn; Advances in Parapsychological Research 9 (2013), co-edited with Adam Rock, Julie Beischel, Harris Friedman, and Cheryl Fracasso; The Voice of Rolling Thunder (2012), co-authored with Rolling Thunder's grandson, Sidian Morning Star Jones; and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2012), co-authored with 2 Saybrook graduates Daniel Pitchford, PhD, and Jeannine Davies, PhD.

In addition to my books publications I am constantly writing papers for various peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters and forewords, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and the occasional magazine article.

Current Publications

Krippner Publications - 2014 (partial list ~ as of 12/04/14)

Krippner, S. (2014). Chaos and creativity while waking and dreaming. International Journal of Existential Psychology & Psychotherapy, 5(1), 18-26.


Krippner, S. (2014, May). "Cualquier Persona Que Sueña Puede Convertirse En Chaman": Reflexiones Sobre el Chamanismo Latinoamericano. E-Boletín Psi, 9(2).


Krippner, S. (2014). The mind-body-spirit paradigm: Crisis or opportunity? American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 56, 210–215.


Krippner, S. (2014). La parapsicologia y la condicion posmoderna. In A. Parra (Ed.), Mente sin Fronteras: Desafios para la psicologia del siglo XXI. El problema de la dualidad mente/cerebro (pp. 27-44). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Antigua.


Krippner, S. (2014). Investigating anomalous dream reports. Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, 32(2), 165-174.


Krippner, S. (2014, August). [Review of the book, The origin of ideas: Blending, creativity, and the human spark by M. Turner]. CHOICE, Vol?, pp?.


Krippner, S. (2014). Foreword. In P. Breggin, Guilt, shame, and anxiety: Understanding and overcoming negative emotions (pp. 9-11). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.


Krippner, S., & Schroll, M. (2014). Differentiating experiences from events, and validity from authenticity in the anthropology of consciousness. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 5(4), 5-14.


Krippner, S., & Schroll, M. (2014). Sacred places and home dreams: Methodological reassessments and reflections on Paul Devereux’s experiment in Wales and England. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, 5(4), 56-65.


Schacter-Shalomi, Z., & Krippner, S. (2014). Personal experiences with psychoactive agents: Our first time. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), Seeking the sacred with psychoactive substances: Chemical pathways to spirituality and to God (Vol. 2, pp. 147-167). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.












Significant Publications

Krippner, S., & Arons, M.  (1973). Creativity: Person, product, or process? Gifted Child Quarterly, 17, 116-123.


Krippner, S., & Ullman, M.  (1974). Telepathic perception in the dream state.  In L. LeShan, The medium, the mystic, and the physicist (pp. 292-299).  New York, NY:  Viking Press.


Krippner, S. (1978).  The interface between parapsychology and humanistic psychology.  In M. Ebon (Ed.), The Signet handbook of parapsychology (pp. 79-87).  New York, NY:  New American Library.


Krippner, S. (1983).  Some implications of consciousness research for education.  Journal of the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching, 8, 41-61.


Krippner, S. (1988).  "Energy medicine" in indigenous healing systems.  In R. I. Heinze (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing (pp. 191-202).  Berkeley, CA:  Independent Scholars of Asia.


May, R., Krippner, S., & Doyle, J. L.  (1993). The role of transpersonal psychology in psychology as a whole: A discussion. In F. J. Wertz (Ed.), The humanistic movement:  Recovering the person in psychology (pp. 192-201).  Lake Worth, FL:  Gardner Press.


Krippner, S. (1994). Humanistic psychology and chaos theory: The third revolution and the third force. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 34(3), 48-61.


Krippner, S., & Winkler, M.  (1995). Studying consciousness in the postmodern age.  In W. T. Anderson (Ed.), The truth about truth: De-confusing and re-constructing the postmodern world (pp. 161-169).  New York, NY:  Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.


Combs, A., & Krippner, S. (1998). Dream sleep and waking reality: A dynamical view of two states of consciousness. In S. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & A.C. Scott (Eds.), Toward a science of consciousness: The second Tucson discussions and debates (pp. 487-493). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Krippner, S. (2000). Research methodology in humanistic psychology in the light of postmodernity. In K. J. Schneider, J. F. T. Bugental, & J. F. Pearson (Eds.), The handbook of Humanistic Psychology (pp. 259-304). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Krippner, S. (2002). Conflicting perspectives on shamans and shamanism: Points and counterpoints. American Psychologist, 57, 961-977.


Krippner, S. (2004). Hypnotic-like procedures used by indigenous healing practitioners. Svensk Tidskrift for Hypnos [Swedish Review for Hypnosis], 31(3), 125-135.


Krippner, S. (2005). Spirituality across cultures, religions, and ethnicities. In R.H. Cox, B. Ervin-Cox, & L. Hoffman (Eds.), Spirituality & psychological health (pp. 204-240). Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado School of Professional Psychology Press.


Combs, A., & Krippner, S. (2007). Structures of consciousness and creativity: Opening the doors of perception. In R. Richards (Ed.), Everyday creativity (pp. 131-149). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Krippner, S. (2011). Dreams and creativity. In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity, 2nd ed. (Vol. 1, pp. 409-414). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


Krippner, S., Richards, R., & Abraham, F.D. (2012). Creativity and chaos in waking and dreaming states. Journal of NeuroQuantology, 10, 164-176.


Krippner, S., Fracasso, C., & Friedman, H. (2013). Mind and body approaches to mental health. In M. Shelly-Jensen (Ed.), Mental health care issues in America: An encyclopedia (pp. 451-459). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.


Complete bibliography - updated - May 2013 (1960-2012)











Important Conference Presentations

The Impact of Allopathic Biomedicine on Traditional Healing Systems" Keynote address at the World Congress of Ethnomedicine, Munich, Germany, October 2005

"An Overview of Special Education in the United States" Seminar on Special Education Institute for Medicine and Advanced Behavior Technology, Juarez, Mexico, December 2004

"Shamans: The First Energy Healers" Annual Conference on Energy Medicine and Psychotherapy, Toronto, Canada, November 2004

Workshop: "Dreams and Personal Mythology" Center for Spiritual Healing, Omaha, Nebraska, November 2004

"Possible Geomagnetic Field Effects in Anomalous Dreams" Conference on Living in the Field, London, England, October 2004

"The Precognitive Dreams of Eva Hellstrom" Annual Convention, Parapsychological Association, Vienna, Austria, August 2004

"Trance and the Trickster: Some Enigmas in the Study of Hypnosis" Invited Address for Division 30, Annual Convention, American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2004


Research Interests

My research interests focus on both qualitative and quantitative studies in the fields of hypnosis, dreams, and anomalous phenomena.

Research Expertise

My research areas of expertise are the same as my research interests.

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students

I have helped Saybrook students get published in professional journals, have helped them present papers at professional conferences, and have helped them make contact with colleagues in other parts of the world.

Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Grounded Theory
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling