Lance Storm

Dr Lance Storm

Visiting Research Fellow

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I have a particular interest in the use of research methodologies and statistical analyses in order to reach a broader understanding of normal and anomalistic psychology. I have published in a number of major peer-reviewed journals, including: Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, Journal of Parapsychology, Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Journal of Gambling Studies, International Journal of Jungian Studies, International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, International Journal of Dream Research, and Quadrant. I am a committee member of the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Inc., of whose journal the Australian Journal of Parapsychology I am Chief Editor. I am the author of "The Enigma of Numbers" (2008), and co-author (with Dr. Adam J. Rock) of Shamanism and Psi (2011). I co-edited two books with Dr. M. A. Thalbourne, "Parapsychology in the Twenty-First Century" (2005), and "The Survival of Human Consciousness" (2006); and I edited the book "Synchronicity: Multiple Perspectives on Meaningful Coincidence" (2008).

Past and present psychological interests include:

  • anomalistic psychology;
  • gambling behaviour, attitudes towards gambling, and belief in good luck;
  • Jung’s school of analytical psychology;
  • Theories on perception, personality and therapy.

Research Project 1

Title: The Effects of Imagery-Cultivation on Mood and Psi Performance

Project description: There is evidence that Imagery Cultivation (IC; Storm & Rock, 2009b) can induce a psi-conducive altered state of consciousness. However, little is known about mood changes of psi test participants under the IC condition. Thsi study has two aims: (1) to determine if there is a difference between the IC condition and a control condition with regards to: (a) psi performance; and (b) mood, as measured on the Profile of Mood States (POMS; McNair, Lorr, & Droppleman, 1971); and (2) to determine if there is a relationship between the POMS variables and psi performance.

Project available for: Honours

Location: School of Psychology (Hughes Building, North Tce)

Research project start: Semester 1 and 2

Special requirements: Bachelor of Psychological Science, or equivalent major in Psychology

 

Research Project 2

Title: The Effects of Imagery-Cultivation on Phenomenological and Paranormal Experience
 

Project description: There is evidence that Imagery Cultivation (IC; Storm & Rock, 2009b) can induce a psi-conducive altered state of consciousness. However, little is known about the phenomenology (subjective experience) of psi test participants under the IC condition. This study has two aims: (1) to determine if there is a difference between the IC condition and a control condition with regards to: (a) psi performance; and (b) phenomenology using the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory (PCI; Pekala, 1991); and (2) to determine if there is a relationship between the PCI dimensions and psi performance.

Project available for: Honours

Location: School of Psychology (Hughes Building, North Tce)

Research project start: Semester 1 and 2

Special requirements: Bachelor of Psychological Science, or equivalent major in Psychology

  • 2017: Research Grant (~$11,656). Reactance in a Psi Task Using a Fuzzy-Set Encoded Target Pool. Society for Psychical Research (Research Grant), London, England.
  • 2016/2017: Research Bursary (Grant 62/16, ~$36,005). Imagination and Reactance in a Psi Task Using the Imagery Cultivation Model and a Fuzzy Set Encoded Target Pool. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 2015: Research Grant (~$7800). Gathering in More Sheep and Goats: A Meta-Analysis of Forced-Choice Sheep-Goat ESP Studies, 1994-2014. Society for Psychical Research (Research Grant), London, England.
  • 2015: Research Grant (Research Project 3, $9608). Haunt and Poltergeist Clearing in Australian Residences: A Retrospective Survey. Cardigan Fund, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • 2014/2015: Research Bursary (Grant 340/14, ~$39,307). A Question of Belief: An Analysis of Item Content in Paranormal Belief Questionnaires. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 2014: Research Grant (Research Project 2, $9465). Conformity and Reactance in the I Ching using a Q-Sort/RNG-PK Method: A Pilot Study. Cardigan Fund, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • 2013/2014: Research Grant (Research Project 1, $20,230). The Neurophenomenology of Shamanic-Like Journeying and Psi. Cardigan Fund, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • 2012/2013: Research Bursary (Grant 127/12, ~$28,646). An Investigation of the I Ching using the Q­Sort Method and a PK-RNG Design. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 2008/2009: Research Bursary (Grant 56/08, ~$28,902). The Sheep-Goat Effect as a Matter of Compliance vs. Noncompliance: The Effect of Reactance in a Forced-Choice Ball Selection Test. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 2006/2007: Research Bursary (Grant 07/06, ~$28,906). Further Investigations of the I Ching: Reliability and Replication Studies. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 2004/2005: Research Bursary (Grant 24/04, ~$19,664). A Parapsychological Investigation of the I Ching: The Relationship Between Psi, Intuition, and Time Perception. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 2004/2005: Research Bursary (Grant 28/04, ~$17,691). Paranormal Effects Using Sighted and Vision-Impaired Participants: A Replication Study. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 2002/2003: Research Bursary (Grant 111/02, ~$50,370). The Pro Attitude and its Relationship to Psi in a Psychophysiological Study involving the I Ching and the ProComp+ Neuro-Biofeedback Apparatus. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • 1998/2000: Research Bursary (Grant 18/98, ~$64,000). Investigations of Psychopraxia. Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.
  • October to November 2003: Lecturer: Psychology I Course “Motivation and Emotion,” Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide (14 hours).
  • September to October 2002: Lecturer: Psychology I Course “Motivation and Emotion,” Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide (10 hours).
  • May to June 2002: Course-Designer/Lecturer/Tutor: “Psychology in Australia: Theory and Applications,” Department of Psychology, University of Adelaide (30 hours). (Summer Abroad Program 2002 for students from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.) Subjects included (i) lectures and practical classes on Personality and Therapy, States of Consciousness, and Perception and Awareness; (ii) workshops and practical classes in Motivation and Emotion, Comparative Psychology, Optical Illusions, and Meditation.
  • March 2002: Practical Administrator, Psychology II, University of Adelaide (8 hours).
  • September 1999 to June 2001: Private Tutor, Psychological Research Methodology III (69 hours).
  • Position: Visiting Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83135230
  • Email: lance.storm@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 2
  • Room: 2 48
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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