Exploring Joseph Wolpe's development of a treatment for patients with phobias. Read more
Joseph Wolpe and Systematic Desensitization
Exploring Joseph Wolpe's development of a treatment for patients with phobias.
Julian Rotter and Locus of Control
Claudia meets Julian Rotter, who promoted personality theory in clinical psychology.
Donald Broadbent and the Cocktail Party
Claudia Hammond examines the legacy the psychologist who launched the cognitive revolution
James Pennebaker and Expressive Writing
James Pennebaker proved that simply writing about how you feel can improve your health.
Abraham Maslow and the Hierarchy of Needs
Claudia examines the Hierarchy of Needs, part of Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation.
Anna Freud and Child Observation
By insisting on observation in nurseries, Anna Freud promoted understanding of children.
Carol Dweck and Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck showed how changing people's beliefs can affect their levels of achievement.
BF Skinner and Superstition in the Pigeon
A classic experiment in operant conditioning conducted by the famous behaviourist.
Carl Rogers and the Person-Centred Approach
While Freud relied on expert and patient, Rogers pioneered a therapeutic model of equals.