Psychological Case Studies on BBC

Mind Hacks has an item on a new BBC Radio 4 series on historically significant psychological case studies such a Phineas Gage, The “Wild Boy” of Aveyron and Kitty Genovese. The opening lines of the Mind Hacks review are here:

BBC Radio 4 have just broadcast a fantastic new radio series called Case Study that looks at some of the most influential, and most remarkable, case studies in the history of psychology.

The most recent edition was on the famous case of Phineas Gage, the 19th century American railway worker who had a 6 foot tamping iron shoot through his head during a railroad construction accident.

The rest is here.

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.