The best and worst on the mind

After attending April’s “Who’s the greatest? Minds that changed our minds” debate, and last night’s “From bad to worse: the worst ideas on the mind” debate – both hosted by the Royal Institution, I thought I’d give a quick summary of the results.

In winning order:

Who’s the greatest
1) Aaron T. Beck inventor of CBT
2) Freud
3) Hans Eysenck
4) Karl Jaspers

Worst ideas on the mind
1) Lobotomy
2) Drug company advertising
3) Post-trauma counselling
4) Freudian theory of hysteria


  1. Posted July 19, 2006 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Hey Vaughan, what did you vote for? My vote explained here JD.

  2. Posted July 19, 2006 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jez, I also voted for drug company advertising!

  3. Posted July 20, 2006 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Knew I could rely on you…!

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