From: Patricia Mason <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 23:10:19 -0500 Fwd Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 00:00:43 -0500 Subject: PEER Highlights >From PEER See: http://www.peer-mack.org/ 1998 Highlights Completed data analysis on the largest, most comprehensive psychological study to date of the alien abduction phenomenon, an 80-subject comparison which found that alien abduction experiences cannot be explained away as personality disorders. Presented research and clinical data to general and professional audiences around the country, including clinicians and residents at Harvard Medical School, facilitating a more open and complex understanding of anomalous experiences among future doctors and therapists. Completed Phase II of a pilot study exploring multiple witness reports of UFO sightings and abduction experiences. Hosted the Star Wisdom conference: a two-day gathering which brought together members of the clinical and scientific communities, Native American elders who have connections to 'star people', and individuals experiencing alien abduction. Responded with resources, referrals, and consultations to more than 420 requests from individuals describing anomalous experiences and mental health professionals looking for a better understanding of what their clients are experiencing. Launched a web page to offer current research and resources to as many people as possible: www.peer-mack.org/. Responded to numerous requests from the media for clear and balanced information about extraordinary experiences, including NBC and National Public Radio. Received research grants from three respected foundations: the Fetzer Institute, the Lifebridge Foundation, and the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS). 1999 Preview Launching a study group of leading scientists and clinicians to fashion next steps in a responsible exploration of anomalous experiences. Publishing a new issue of 'PEER Perspectives' to provide up-to-date information and dialogue about extraordinary experiences. Releasing the first in a series of PEER videos: John Mack and Budd Hopkins in 'A Dialogue on the Alien Abduction Experience'.
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