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The Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology was founded by Drs. J.B. and Louisa Rhine and others in Durham in 1927. It later moved to Duke University in 1935. When Dr. Rhine retired in 1965, he had to decide whether to leave the Institute at Duke or take it with him. He decided on the latter. The work of the institute is now carried on by Rhine's daughter, 88-year-old Dr. Sally Rhine Feather and executive director John Kruth.
The Rhine Research Center in Durham is one of the last institutes in the country devoted to studying parapsychology. Founded by Duke professor Joseph B. Rhine, the center study telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, the survival of human personalities existing outside a physical form (ghosts or spirts). The center attempts to quantify their research and also includes the Alex Tanous Library. The library has one of the five largest collections in the country of parapsychological and occult literature. In addition to research, the center offers online educational courses and two monthly public workshops, and organizes various groups.
A CBS poll conducted in 2002 indicates over 57 percent of Americans believe in psychic phenomena, which includes E.S.P., clairvoyance, and psychokinesis. In 1927, Dr. J. B. Rhine and others established the Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology in Durham. In 1935, it moved to Duke University. Westbrook discusses the work of Rhine and others in this particular field.
The Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology was founded by Dr. J. B. Rhine and others in Durham in 1927 and later moved to Duke University in 1935. Griffin discusses the work of Rhine and his wife, Dr. Louisa Rhine, in this particular field.