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Psychology at Strathclyde University, 1979-1983

Martin Frisher
 
Psychology
Psychology
"I didnt know what "psychology" was in 1979. I was studying maths and economics and had to take 1 other class.  This was 1st year text book.  Brian Bett was the inspirational lecturer for the 1st year."
Cumulative Record: Definitive Edition
Cumulative Record: Definitive Edition
"In 2nd year, John Davies introduced us to B.F.Skinner. The breadth of Skinnerian experiments and ideas  is displayed in this selection."
Walden Two
Walden Two
"B.F Skinner's utopian novel. Though the application of behaviourism, everyone in Walden Two is happy. For a while I beleived this, until I began to explore Freud."
The Interpretation of Dreams (Classics of World Literature)
The Interpretation of Dreams (Classics of World Literature)
"A classic than many have heard of but few read.  Freud brilliantly described the operation of the unconscious. Also an excellent analysis of other dream theories."
Childhood And Society
Childhood And Society
"Erik Erikson convicingly shows how character is formed-based on psychoanalytic ideas"
The Origins of Love and Hate
The Origins of Love and Hate
"The book is by Ian Suttie, not by John Bowlby (he wrote the forward). In 1983, I stumbled on this in 2nd hand bookshop Voltaire and Rousseau perhaps placed there by the Dice Man."
Continuities in Psychological Anthropology: Historical Introduction
Continuities in Psychological Anthropology: Historical Introduction
"Professor Gustav Jahoda taught us cross cultural psychology and this was the course book, full of interesting psychology"
Freud, Adler, and Jung: Discovering the Mind: 003
Freud, Adler, and Jung: Discovering the Mind: 003
"Not strictly part of the Strathclyde experience. Perhaps the most convicing pro-Freud book but it is hostile to Jung and Adler"
Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend
Unauthorized Freud: Doubters Confront a Legend
"Also not  part of the Strathclyde experience.Very persausive essays arguing that psychoanalysis is fundamentally flawed"
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud
The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud
"I've read this many times and never get tired of the adventure of Freud's work and life."
The Psychoanalysis of Culture
The Psychoanalysis of Culture
"For my final exams I did a long essay on Freud and  found inspiration in this book which suggests that all cultures are in strange ways the result of psychoanalytical processes."
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (Penguin Freud Library)
Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (Penguin Freud Library)
"Clear introduction by Freud to psychoanalysis."
The Child's Conception of the World
The Child's Conception of the World
"Christine Howe introduced us to Piaget."
Fury On Earth: A Biography Of Wilhelm Reich
Fury On Earth: A Biography Of Wilhelm Reich
"I became aware of WIllhelm Reich at Strathclyde. This is a gripping biography"
Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research
Forty Studies That Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological Research
"A great book describing  classic psychology experiments"
Psychedelic drugs: Psychological, medical and social issues (Penguin education)
Psychedelic drugs: Psychological, medical and social issues (Penguin education)
"Written by one of our lecturers, Brian Wells. He also introduced us to Jung and Timoth Leary"
Barash David : Whisperings within
Barash David : Whisperings within
"Morris Bradley introduced us to Sociobiology and I liked this book"
Primal Scream: Primal Therapy - the Cure for Neurosis
Primal Scream: Primal Therapy - the Cure for Neurosis
"Like John Lennon, I was (at the time) deeply impressed by Janov"
The Ecological Approach To Visual Perception
The Ecological Approach To Visual Perception
"JimmieThompson taught us about James GIbson and this is Gibson's final book."
Psychology and Language: Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Psychology and Language: Introduction to Psycholinguistics
"Dave Warden introduced us to the psychology of language"
On the Nature of the Psyche (Routledge Classics)
On the Nature of the Psyche (Routledge Classics)
"Studying for my finals, I wanted to understand Jung in depth but the more I read this book, the less I understood."