My name is Dr. Alan Haas. I have a multidisciplinary background and trained in distinguished laboratories at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. I currently do theoretical and experimental research in psychology, specializing in mindfulness and the relation between psychology and physics.
My experimental research at Harvard focuses the effects of mindfulness on interpersonal 'synchronicity'. I also write books and articles about my theoretical ideas on physics and psychology. My early work for my doctoral thesis focused on the electrochemistry of mitochondrial energy converting enzymes and electrical current generation by cytochrome oxidase. I attempt to apply these bioenergetic principles to psychology and advanced physical mind body interpretations.
In my spare time, I do classical music composition and piano (I was an All-American trombonist in high school), and I collect rare books. I attempt to apply the psychobiophysical principles to music and just about everything. My other interests include yoga, mind body fitness, and nature.
2018 – present Research in Dept. of Psychology, Langer Mindfulness Laboratory , Harvard University
2012 – 2014 Researcher in Dept. of Psychology, Harvard University
2006 – 2011 A.L.M. Degree in Psychology, Harvard Extension School, Advisor Prof. Ellen Langer
2007 Special Student Status, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
2002-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
2001 Postdoctoral Research, Dept. of Physics, City College of New York
2000 Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Advisor Prof P. Leslie Dutton, FRS
1993 B.A. in Physics, University of Pennsylvania
2011- present Advisory/Editorial Board, Journal of Neuroquantology
Haas, Alan S. Design and Assembly of Catalytically Active Monolayer Films of Cytochrome c and Cytochrome c Oxidase, UMI, 2000.
Haas, A.S., Pilloud, D.L., Reddy, K.S., Babcock, G.T., Moser, C.M., Blasie, J.K. and Dutton, P.L. Cytochrome c and Cytochrome c Oxidase: Monolayer Assemblies and Catalysis, 2001, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 105, Issue 45, pp. 11351-11362 (illustrated on front cover).
Haas, A.S. The Interconnectedness of Reality. Waltham, MA: Psychobiophysics Research Organization, 2010.
Haas, A.S. On a Physical Scientific Approach to Transpersonal Psychology. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 2011, Vol. 30, Issue 2, p. 69-81.
Haas, A.S. The Interpretation of Telepathy-like Effects: A Novel Electromagnetic and Synchronistic Version of the Psychoanalytic Model. Journal of Neuroquantology (Special Issue on Dreaming, Telepathy and Various States of Consciousness; Stanley Krippner & Cheryl Fracasso Eds.), March, 2011, p. 22-35. (PDF)
Haas, A.S. The Discovery of Quantum Tunneling in Biological Electron Transfer and the Possibility of a Redox-like Mechanism of the Mind: A Retrospective. Journal of Neuroquantology (in Pioneers Who Have Changed the Face of Science and Those That Have Been Mentored by Them), Sept, 2011, p. 415-18.
Haas, A.S. The nature of the relation between psychology and physics: An argument for a central role of electromagnetism in thought and behavior, Neuroquantology, 2011, Vol. 9, Issue 4, p. 892-909.
Haas, A.S. A brain charge mechanism modeled in synchronistic dyadic interpersonal interaction, Neuroquantology, 2012, Vol. 10, Issue 3.
Haas, A.S. The effects of mindfulness on interpersonal synchronization and attraction, ALM Thesis, Harvard University 2012.
Haas, A.S. and Langer, E. J. Mindful Attraction and Synchronization: Mindfulness and Regulation of Interpersonal Synchronicity, Neuroquantology, 2014.
Modeling and Measurement of Interpersonal Attraction and Coordination in Charged Social Space-Time. Neuroquantology, 2015.