Freakonomics Blog on Psychology/Psychiatry

The New York Times website regularly publishes a blog entitled Freakonomics, edited by Stephen J. Dubner. This week, Dubner asked six individuals how much progress they thought psychology and psychiatry had made in the past century. The participants were developmental molecular biologist John Medina, psychiatry professor Peter D. Kramer, a woman who recently lost her depressed son to suicide named Laurie Schwartz, behavioral economist Dan Ariely, historian of psychology David B. Baker, and evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. The assessments are universally upbeat, but for somewhat different reasons.

About Christopher Green

Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.