Dr. Palmer received his B.A. in psychology from Duke University in 1966 and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas in 1969. With the exception of a three-year period from 2004 to 2007, he has been on the staff of the Rhine Research Center (formerly Foundation of Research on the Nature of Man) since 1984, serving as Director of Research from 2000 to 2004 and from 2009 to the present. He was Director of Education from 1988 to 2004, in which capacity he was in charge of the 8-week Summer Study Program. He has been Editor of the Journal of Parapsychology since 1994. He was President of the Parapsychological Association in 1979 and 1992. He has published numerous research articles in professional journals and is co-author of the book Foundations of Parapsychology. His research has focused primarily on psychological factors associated with ESP performance in the laboratory, and in 1979 he published a random survey of psi experiences in an American city. His current research involves the relationship of dissociative states of consciousness to ESP as expressed in “motor automatisms,” a classic example of which is automatic writing.