About IGPP

The Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene (IGPP) in Freiburg, Germany, was founded in 1950 by psychologist and physician Professor
Hans Bender (1907-1991), the leading figure in post World War II parapsychology. The Institute is a non-profit organization supported by a private foundation.

About 20 scientific staff members are active at IGPP, divided into four research departments and two service divisions. Traditionally the Institute engaged in interdisciplinary research concerning anomalous phenomena (extrasensory perception, altered states of consciousness, psychokinesis, etc.). The current research mission is to achieve an improved understanding of mind-matter relationships from the perspectives of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. In addition, IGPP offers information and counseling services for people with extraordinary experiences and entertains a special library and a research archive for parapsychology and border areas of psychology.

The Institute maintains numerous scientific collaborations with universities and research institutes and supported research projects in and outside of Germany. Staff members of IGPP offer academic courses at the University of Freiburg and supervise diploma theses and dissertations. The chair of border areas of psychology, which was established for Hans Bender at the Psychological Institute of the University of Freiburg in 1954, was held by Johannes Mischo from 1975 to 1998.

The activities of IGPP are regularly evaluated and assessed by a scientific advisory board.

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last revision: 29 jan 07