STOP Mustabating!

‘Mustabating’ was a term coined by Albert Ellis, one of two godfathers of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Adams 2009).  His unconventional style would sometimes prove to be contentious at times, especially the televised case of Gloria but on the whole he survived becoming one of history’s most celebrated psychologists (Hergenhahn 2009). Albert Ellis born in 1913…

Carl Rogers moving us towards the positive light

A co-founder of humanistic psychology movement and the creator of Person Centred Therapy.  He set in motion the idea of the individual and that you can be self-actualized person being dynamic who was influenced by a leading psycho-analyst of the day Otto Rank.  But what do we know about this man and why has his…

The changing tide for LGBTi in Psychology and Psychiatry

For gays and lesbians, the story started well with Sigmund Freud and Havelock Ellis (1901) who argued that homosexuality was inborn and therefore not immoral, it was not a condition to be treated as immoral or as a disorder and that many homosexuals made outstanding contributions to society (Robinson, 1976). In a famous letter from…

The unsung hero – Hugo Munsterberg (1863-1916)

He was considered the first US industrial psychologist because of his work on the factory line on how to select male workers, he increased productivity and knew how to use advertising effectively. He wrote extensively on teaching, education and society bringing a lot of unwanted attention especially from woman and from the legal system (Adams…