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Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry Reading Group

We meet on Fridays, 11am–12noon in the Board Room. Organised by Riana Betzler and Joe Gough.

Easter Term 2019
Psychiatry in society: social psychiatry and 'anti-psychiatry'

26 April

  • Frank, LK (1936). Society as the Patient. American Journal of Sociology, 42 (3), 335–344.
  • Bettelheim, B (1952). Mental Health and Current Mores. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 22 (1), 76–88.
  • optional: Staub, M (2011). Introduction. Madness is Civilization: When the Diagnosis was Social, 1948–1960. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

3 May

  • Szasz, T (1960). The myth of mental illness. American Psychologist, 15 (2), 113–118.

10 May

  • Laing, RD (1964). What is Schizophrenia? New Left Review, 28: 65.

17 May

  • Foucault, M (2006). Chapter 8. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. New York: Random House.
  • optional: Downing, L (2012). Chapter 2: Works: Madness and Medicine. The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

24 May

  • Pickard, H. (2009). Mental Illness is Indeed a Myth. In Broome, M and Bortolotti, L (eds), Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

31 May

  • Grinker R (1969). Emerging Concepts of Mental Illness and Models of Treatment: The Medical Point of View. American Journal of Psychiatry, 125 (7), 865–869.
  • Albee, GW (1969). Emerging Concepts of Mental Illness and Models of Treatment: The Psychological Point of View. American Journal of Psychiatry, 125 (7), 870–876.

7 June

  • Rosenhan, DL (1973). On Being Sane in Insane Places. Science, 179 (4070), 250–258.

14 June

  • Double, DB (2006). Chapter 1: Critical Psychiatry: Challenging the Biomedical Dominance of Psychiatry. Critical Psychiatry: The Limits of Madness. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • optional: Double, DB (2006). Chapter 2: Historical Perspectives on Anti-Psychiatry. Critical Psychiatry: The Limits of Madness. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.