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

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