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Bruce Greyson
American psychiatrist

Bruce Greyson

Bruce Greyson
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Intro American psychiatrist
Is Psychiatrist Educator
From United States of America
Field Academia Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 1 October 1946
Age 76 years
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(Charles) Bruce Greyson (born October 1946) is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is co-author of Irreducible Mind (2007) and co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences (2009). Greyson has written many journal articles, and has given media interviews, on the subject of near death experiences.

Academic appointments

Greyson is Chester F. Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, and the former director of The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), formerly the Division of Personality Studies, at the University of Virginia. He is also a Professor of Psychiatric Medicine in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Division of Outpatient Psychiatry, at the University of Virginia.

Research work

Greyson is a researcher in the field of near-death studies and has been called the father of research in near-death experiences. Greyson, along with Kenneth Ring, Michael Sabom, and others, built on the research of Raymond Moody, Russell Noyes Jr and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Greyson's scale to measure the aspects of near-death experiences has been widely used, being cited 95 times as of early 2010. He also devised a 19-item scale to assess experience of kundalini, the Physio-Kundalini Scale.

Greyson wrote the overview of Near Death Experiences for the Encyclopædia Britannica and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Near-Death Studies (formerly Anabiosis) from 1982 through 2007. Greyson has been interviewed or consulted many times in the press on the subject of near-death experiences.

Selected publications

Greyson is co-author of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007) and co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation (Praeger, 2009). He has written many journal articles on the subject of near-death experiences, and these include:

  • Greyson B (2003). "Incidence and correlates of near-death experiences on a cardiac care unit". Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 25: 269–276. doi:10.1016/s0163-8343(03)00042-2. 
  • Greyson B (2006). "Near-death experiences and spirituality". Zygon. 41: 393–414. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9744.2005.00745.x. 
  • Greyson B (2007). "Near-death experience: Clinical implications". Rev Psiq Clin. 34: 116–125. 
  • Greyson B (2010). "Implications of near-death experiences for a post materialist psychology". Psychol Relig Spirituality. 2: 37–45. 
  • Greyson, B (2005). ""False positive" claims of near-death experiences and "false negative" denials of near-death experiences". Death studies. 29 (2): 145–55. doi:10.1080/07481180590906156. PMID 15822242. 
  • Greyson, B; Ring, K. (2004). "The Life Changes Inventory-Revised". Journal of Near-Death Studies. 23: 41–54. 
  • Greyson, B; Liester, MB. (2004). "Internal voices following near-death experiences". Journal of Humanistic Psychology. 44 (3): 320–336. doi:10.1177/0022167804266281. 
  • Lange, R; Greyson, B; Houran, J (2004). "A Rasch scaling validation of a 'core' near-death experience". British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953). 95 (Pt 2): 161–77. doi:10.1348/000712604773952403. PMID 15142300. 

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