Don Donderi is an experimental psychologist and retired college professor from McGill University in Montreal who did considerable work with Budd Hopkins and Stuart Appelle, a professor at SUNY and writer with a serious interest in unidentified flying objects and alien abduction. Don Donderi collaborated with Hopkins and Appelle, also a psychology PhD., for over a decade on two projects related to alien abduction.
The first had to do with development of a questionnaire called the American Personality Inventory, designed to help distinguish genuine abductees from other respondents. The API was developed by Hopkins and Ted Davis of the Intruders Foundation as a screening tool to determine the veracity of people presenting themselves to psychologists as abductees.
The second project involved a set of symbols that Budd Hopkins collected from his abductee clients. Budd Hopkins routinely collected drawings of symbols that his clients recalled seeing inside the alien craft. Stuart Appelle realized that he might be able to gain insight into the nature and reality of the abduction experience by comparing symbols from Hopkins' collection with symbol drawings obtained from hypnotized subjects who were asked to imagine they were having an alien abduction experience and queried as to what symbols they observed during the experience.
Now that Budd and Stuart have both passed away, Donderi considers it both his duty and pleasure to report on the work that the three of them did together. Much of this research has been presented to the scientific world through reports and through symposia, at meetings of the Association for Psychological Science. Now we will get to hear about it in depth from a primary participant. Interestingly, both the research and the presentations were partially subsidized by MUFON OC. Donderi is currently preparing scientific papers for publication based on this work.
Come hear the story of Don's work with Budd Hopkins and this groundbreaking abduction researcher's conclusions about the abduction phenomenon!
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