2010 Schmeidler Outstanding Student Award Winner: Thomas Rabeyron
on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thomas Rabeyron is a clinical psychologist working on the psychology of exceptional experiences. After pursuing Masters research at Lyon II University, he obtained a PhD in psychopathology and clinical psychology (on the psychodynamic and cognitive approach of exceptional experiences) at Lyon II University (supervisor: Bernard Chouvier) and Edinburgh University (Koestler Parapsychology Unit, supervisor: Caroline Watt) where he carried out two retro-priming studies. His research focuses on clinical counseling about exceptional experiences and their psychopathological aspects, and is characterized by the integration of models from a psychodynamic approach with data coming from cognitive psychology and neuroscience. He is currently an associate researcher at Lyon II university and co-founded in 2009 the Center for Information, Research and Counseling about Exceptional Experiences (CIRCEE).