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Dr. Lance Storm

Room 248, Hughes Building
Fax +61 (08) 8303 3770


Area of Research

Anomalistic Psychology, and Personality and Individual Differences


Senior Appointments and Memberships

2002: Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Inc.

2000: University of Adelaide Club.

1999: Parapsychological Association, Inc. (Full Member).

1998: Golden Key National Honour Society.

1991: Australian Institute of Professional Photography (Commercial).



2012: Outstanding Contribution Award, Parapsychological Association, Columbus, Ohio, USA .

2007: Frances P. Bolton Fellowship, Parapsychology Foundation, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

2006/2007: Bursary for parapsychological research, Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.

2004/2005: Bursary for parapsychological research, Bial Foundation, Mamede do Coronado, Portugal.

2003: Gertrude R. Schmeidler Student Award, Parapsychological Association, Cary, North Carolina, USA.



Psychology Research Interests

Anomalistic Psychology, including Parapsychology: (i) quantitative analyses of theories and constructs that attempt to explain alleged paranormal phenomena (a.k.a. psi), (ii) quantitative investigations into the psychology of paranormal belief (e.g., testing correlates of psi belief), and (iii) interpretations of alleged paranormal phenomena in academia and the wider community.

Personality and Individual Differences and Analytical Psychology: (i) Archetype Theory and meaningfulness, (ii) qualitative aspects of symbols, including numbers and images, and their psychological impact and relevance to various cultures, (iii) comparative studies of psychological types using various Jungian ‘type’ measures and other personality measures. I am conducting a study on achievement motivation from a new perspective, which involves the development and testing of a measure of global need for achievement as a more appropriate instrument for measuring 'semi-operant' achievement motive outcomes in the laboratory setting.


Recent Key Publications

Storm, L., Tressoldi, P. E., & Di Risio, L. (2010). Meta-analyses of free- response studies 1992-2008: Assessing the noise reduction model in parapsychology. Psychological Bulletin, 136(4), 491-494.

Chiu, J., & Storm, L. (2010). Personality, perceived luck and gambling attitudes as predictors of gambling involvement. Journal of Gambling Studies, 26 (2), 205-227.

Storm, L. & Rock, A. J. (2009). Shamanic-like journeying and psi: I. Imagery cultivation, personality, and the picture-identification task. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 9, 165-192.

Goretzki, M., Thalbourne, M. A., & Storm, L. (2009). The questionnaire measurement of spiritual emergency. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 41, 81- 97.

Storm, L. (2008). The enigma of numbers. Pari, Italy: Pari Publishing.