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R. D. Laing (1244)

Family psychology, humanistic psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy
1927, Glasgow, Scotland Died: 1992
Short Biography
Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), usually cited as R. D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • MB, ChB Glasgow University, 1951
  • DPM University of London, 1955
Appointments & Honors
  • Professor, Tavistock Clinic and Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
  • Director, Langham Clinic for Psychotherapy
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
  • Chairman, Philadelphia Association, 1964-82
  • Editor, Studies in Existentialism and Phenomenology (Tavistock)
  • Editorial Board, Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Existential Psychiatry
  • Advisory Board, Longman
Principal Publications
  • 1958 An examination of Tillich's theory of anxiety and neurosis. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 30, 117.
  • 1958 The collusion function of pairing in analytic groups. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 31 (with A. Esterson).
  • 1960 The Divided Self: A Study of Sanity and Madness. Quadrangle Books.
  • 1961 The Selfand Others: Further Studies in Sanity and Madness. Tavistock.
  • 1964 Reason and Violence: A Decade of Sartre's Philosophy 1950-60. Tavistock (with D. Cooper).
  • 1964 Is schizophrenia a disease? International Journal of Social Psychology, X(3).
  • 1965 Sanity, Madness and the Family, vol. 1: Families of Schi:aphrenics. Tavistock (with A. Esterson).
  • 1966 Interpersonal Perception: A Theory and a Method of Research. Tavistock (with H. Phillipson and R. A. Lee).
  • 1967 The Politics of Experience. Ballantine.
  • 1971 The Politics of the Family. Pantheon.
  • 1976 The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise. Penguin.
  • 1978 Conversation with Children. Allen Lane.
  • 1982 The Voice of Experience. Penguin.
  • 1985 Wisdom, Madness and Folly. Macmillan/ McGraw-Hill.