Image of Gregory Bateson

Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Gregory Bateson (1208)

Interests
Family psychology, physiological and comparative psychology, philosophical and theoretical psychology, psychotherapy
Nationality
British
Born
1904, Grantchester, England
Died
1980, San Francisco, USA
Short Biography
Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. In the 1940s he helped extend systems theory and ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA University of Cambridge, 1924
  • MA University of Cambridge, 1930
Appointments & Honors
  • Ethnologist, Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, 1949-62
  • Board of Regents, University of California, 1976-80
Principal Publications
  • 1936 Naven: A Survey of the Problems Suggested by a Composite Picture of the Culture ofa New Guinea Tribe Drawn from Three Points of View. Cambridge University Press.
  • 1942 Social planning and the concept of deutero- learning. (Reprinted in Steps to an Ecology of Mind).
  • 1942 Balinese Character: A Photographic Analysis. New York Academy of Sciences (with M. Mead).
  • 1951 Communication: The Social Matrix of Psychiatry. Norton (with J. Ruesch).
  • 1956 Toward a theory of schizophrenia. Behavioral Science, 1, 251-4 (with D. Jackson, J. Haley and J. Weakland). (Reprinted in Steps to an Ecology of Mind).
  • 1964 The logical categories of learning and communication. Psychiatry, 34, 1-18. (Reprinted in Steps to an Ecology of Mind).
  • 1971 The cybernetics of 'self': A theory of alcoholism. (Reprinted in Steps to an Ecology of Mind).
  • 1972 Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Chandler.
  • 1979 Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity. Dutton.