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Robert Maxwell Young

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth: 26 September 1935, Dallas, Texas.

Yale University, BA, 1957 in Philosophy; Scholarship, English Prize, Ranking Scholar, Scholar of the House, Phi Beta Kappa.

Psychiatric aide, Arizona State Hospital, 1956. Certificate.

Research Assistant to Prof. John Dollard in psychoanalytic research, Yale Institute of Human Relations, 1956-58.

University of Rochester Medical School, 1958-60 - specialising in mind-brain research, psychosomatics and psychoanalytic theory; qualified National Boards, Part I; National Scholarship; American Psychiatric Association Scholarship; US Public Health Service Fellowship.

University of Cambridge, 1960-64 - MA, PhD - research on history and philosophy of concepts of human nature, with special reference to mind, brain and the study of character, including the conceptual background to Freud’s metapsychology; Dissertation: 'Cerebral Localization and Its Biological Context from Gall to Ferrier'.

University of Cambridge, 1964-76 - Fellow of King's College; Tutor for Graduate Students (in charge of admissions and student welfare); University Assistant Lecturer in History of Biology, assigned to Dept. of Experimental Psychology; Wellcome Senior Research Fellow; Director of Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine; lectured and supervised doctoral research in history of biology, medicine, the human sciences and psychoanalysis.

Full-time research and writing, 1976-83 - on the theory of ideology and popular representations of ideas of nature and human nature; Chief Consultant and Series Editor, 'Crucible: Science in Society', a series of twelve one-hour television documentaries on the cultural relations of science, technology, medicine and ideas of human nature (Channel Four); Editor of associated Pan Books series.

1983-89 Five-times per week psychoanalysis with Dr, Colin James (Independent Group) and Dr. Sydney Klein (Kleinian Training Analyst).

1984-90 Training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy; Honorary Psychotherapist, St. Bernard's Hospital, Southall; Psychotherapist, West London Psychotherapy Clinic; supervision by Dr. R. D. Hinshelwood, Consultant Psychotherapist, FRCPsych. and Psychoanalyst, Mrs. Herta Reik, Institute of Group Analysis and psychotherapist (assessment), Dr. Alex Tarnopolsky and Mrs. Judith Jackson, British Psycho-Analytical Society (individual & 1-4 times per week).

1984- Managing Director, Process Press Ltd.

1984-93 Managing Director and Editorial Director, Free Association Books.

1984- Editor, Free Associations: Psychoanalysis, Groups, Politics, Culture (quarterly journal published by Process Press

1987 Qualified as psychotherapist; Member, West London Psychotherapy Clinic.

1987-90 Training in group psychotherapy at Manor Gate Community Mental Health Resource Centre, Northolt, under the supervision of Dr. R. D. Hinshelwood.

1987- Editor, Science as Culture (quarterly journal published by Carfax Publications

1987- Private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

1988-94 Lecturing, seminars and supervision on psychoanalytic theory and therapy for London Centre for Psychotherapy, Arbours Association, Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies, St. Bernard's Hospital, Free Associations Education Programme and Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury.

1990 Two-week Residential Conference on Group Relations, Leicester.

1990-92 Postgraduate Training at the Lincoln Centre and Institute for Psychotherapy; supervision on three times per week cases by Dr. Arthur Hyatt-Williams and Mrs Renata LiCausi (British Psycho-Analytical Society); joint-winner, Kelnar Essay Prize, 1990; qualified, 1992.

1991-94 Visiting Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Kent (graduate seminar, doctoral supervision, Freud reading seminar, 30 lectures per annum on psychoanalytic theory).

1992- Director of Training in Psychotherapy and Group Relations, Bulgarian Institute of Human Relations, New Bulgarian University, Sofia.

1992, 1996 - Staff Member, group relations conference, New Bulgarian University.

1993-99 Full Member, Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies.

1993- Full Member, Lincoln Clinic and Institute for Psychotherapy.

1993-98 External Examiner, Science, Society and the Media, University of the West of England

1994- Registered, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

1995- Registered, British Confederation of Psychotherapists

1994-95 Visiting Lecturer, then Visiting Professor, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield.

1995-2000 Professor of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Sheffield.

1995- Forum Leader, internet forums on

Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere psa-public-sphere@sheffield.ac.uk Psychoanalytic Studies psychoanalytic-studies@sheffield.ac.uk

Science as Culture science-as-culture@maelstrom.stjohns.edu

Human Relations, Authority and Justice hraj@maelstrom.stjohns.edu

Darwin and Darwinism darwin-and-darwnism@eGroups.com

European Psychotherapy europsych@eGroups.com

Object Relations object-relations@eGroups.com

Human Nature Information human-nature-info@eGroups.com

Autobiographical Notes autobiographical-notes@egroups.com

Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy


Human Nature human-nature@eGroups.com

Human Nature Books human-nature-books@ONElist.com

Group Relations grouprelations@egroups.com

Klein and Kleinianism klein@egroups.com

D. W. Winnicott winnicott@eGroups.com

1966- Member, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.

1996- Member, Board of Directors, Inter-Psych, consortium of email forums in mental health.

1996- Co-Editor, Human Relations, Authority and Justice: Experiences and Critiques (electronic journal and email forum: hraj@maelstrom.stjohns.edu).

1996- Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Studies (quarterly journal published by Carfax Publications; web site: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/psastud/index.html)

1997- Co-Director, Bulgarian Institute of Human Relations, New Bulgarian University.

1998- Co-Editor, Human-Nature.Com web site.

1998- Full Member, Forum for Independent Psychotherapists.

1999- Honored Professor, New Bulgarian University, Sofia.

2000- Director of doctoral programme in Psychodynamic Psychlogy, Bulgarian Institute of Human Relations, New Bulgarian University

2000- Associate Editor, Kleinian Studies ejournal.

2002- Associate Editor, Evolutionary Psychology (ejournal).

Editorial Boards: (past:) Criterion; British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (Asst. Editor); Theory and Society; Studies in the History of Biology; Radical Science Journal; Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences; The Psychotherapy Review; Journal of Melanie Klein and Object Relations (current:) Psychoanalytic Studies (Associate Editor); History of the Human Sciences; International Journal of Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, and Psychotherapy; Psychological Study of the Arts; Journal of European Psychotherapy; Kleinian Studies (Associate Editor); Evolutionary Psychology (Associate Editor).

Committee Memberships: Association of University Teachers; British Society for the History of Science; King’s College Research Centre; Cambridge University Centre; Science, Technology and Society Association; British Society for Social Responsibility in Science; Science and Society Trust (secretary); CSE Books; The Higher Education Network for Teaching and Research in Psychoanalysis (THERIP); annual conference on ‘Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere’; biennial conferences on ‘Psychosis: Understanding and Treatment’.



Mind, Brain and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century. Clarendon Press, 1970; reprinted in History of Neuroscience Series, Oxford University Press, 1990.

Darwin's Metaphor: Nature's Place in Victorian Culture. Cambridge University Press, 1985; reprinted 1988, 1994.

Changing Perspectives in the History of Science. Heinemann Educational Books, 1973 (co-editor with M. Teich and contributor).

Science, Technology and the Labour Process, 2 vols. Free Association Books, 1981, 1985 (co-editor with L. Levidow and contributor).

Mental Space. Process Press, 1994.

Oedipus Complex. Icon Books, 2001. 


‘The Process of Belief’, Criterion., 1: 19-24, 1956.

‘Meliora?’, Reflection, 1: 3-8, 1959.

‘Scholarship and the History of the Behavioural Sciences’, Hist. of Sci. 2: 1-51, 1966.

‘The Divided Science’, Delta 38: 13-18, 1966.

‘Animal Soul’, in P. Edwards, ed., Encyclopedia of Philosophy. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1967, vol. 1, pp. 122-27.

‘The Development of Herbert Spencer's Concept of Evolution’, Actes du XIe Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences. Warsaw: Ossolineum, 1967, vol. 2, pp. 273-78.

‘Philosophy of Mind and Related Issues’, Brit. J. Philos. Sci. 18: 325-330, 1967.

‘Association of Ideas’, in P. P. Wiener, ed., Dictionary of the History of Ideas. N.Y.: Scribner's, 1968, vol. 1, pp. 111-18.

‘The Functions of the Brain: Gall to Ferrier (1808-1886)’, Isis. 59: 251-68, 1968

'Malthus and the Evolutionists: the Common Context of Biological and Social Theory', Past and Present 43:109-45, 1969; reprinted in Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series in the History of Science and in Darwin’s Metaphor.

‘The Functions of Rock’, New Edinburgh Rev. 10: 4-14, 1970.

‘The Impact of Darwin on Conventional Thought’, in A. Symondson, ed., The Victorian Crisis of Faith. S.P.C.K., 1970, pp. 13-35; reprinted in Darwin’s Metaphor.

‘Darwin's Metaphor; Does Nature Select?’, The Monist 55: 442-503, 1971; reprinted in Darwin’s Metaphor.

‘Evolutionary Biology and Ideology: Then and Now’, in W. Fuller, ed., The Biological Revolution. Garden City:, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971, pp. 241-82.

‘“Non-Scientific Factors” in the Darwinian Debate’, Actes du XIIe Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences. Paris: Blanchard, 1971, vol. 8, pp. 221-26.

‘Franz Joseph Gall’, in C. C. Gillispie, ed., Dictionary of Scientific Biography. N.Y.:

Scribner's, 1972, vol. 5, pp. 250-56.

‘David Hartley’, in ibid., vol. 6, pp. 138-40

‘The Anthropology of Science’, New Humanist 72 (no. 3): 102-105, 1972.

‘The Historiographic and Ideological Contexts of the Nineteenth-Century Debate on Man's Place in Nature’, in M. Teich and R. M. Young, eds., Changing Perspectives in the History of Science, op. cit., pp. 344-438; reprinted in Darwin’s Metaphor.

‘The Human Limits of Nature’, in J. Benthall. ed., The Limits of Human Nature. Allen Lane, 1973, pp. 235-74.

‘The Role of Psychology in the Nineteenth-Century Evolutionary Debate’, in M. Henle et al., eds., Historical Conceptions of Psychology. N. Y.: Springer, 1973, pp. 180-204; reprinted in Darwin’s Metaphor

‘Evolutionary Biology and Ideology’, Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of the History of Science, 1971, Moscow: Editions ‘Naoka’, 1974, Sect. 1, pp. 215-22.

‘Science as Alienated Consciousness: Introduction’. Rad. Sci. J. 2/3: 65-72, 1975.

’Essay Review of Braverman’s Labor and Monopoly Capital’, Rad. Sci. J. no. 4: 81-93, 1976.

‘Science is Social Relations’, Rad. Sci. J. 5: 65-129, 1977.

’Getting Started on Lysenkoism’, Rad. Sci.. J. 6/7: 81-105, 1978.

‘Reconstituting Technology: Chips, Genes, Spares’, CSE Conference Papers, 1978, pp. 119-27.

‘Science is a Labour Process’, Sci. for the People nos. 43/44: 31-37, 1979.

‘Why Are Figures so Significant? The Role and the Critique of Quantification’, in J. Irvine et al. , eds., Demystifying Social Statistics. Pluto, 1979, pp. 63-75.

‘Natural Theology, Victorian Periodicals and the Fragmentation of a Common Context’, in C. Chant and J. Fauvel, eds., Darwin to Einstein: Historical Studies on Science and Belief. Longman, 1980, pp. 69-107; reprinted in Darwin’s Metaphor.

‘The Relevance of Bernal's Questions’, Rad. Sci. J. 10: 85-94, 1980.

‘Science, Technology, Medicine and the Socialist Movement’, Rad. Sci. J. 11: 3-70, 1981 (written collectively).

‘The Naturalization of Value Systems in the Human Sciences’, in Problems in the Biological and Human Sciences. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1981, pp. 63-110.

‘Science on TV: a Critique’, in T. Bennett et al., eds., Popular Television and Film.. BFI Publishing, 1981, pp. 171-93 (with C. Gardner).

‘Is Nature a Labour Process?’, in L. Levidow and R. M. Young, eds., Science, Technology and the Labour Process, op. cit., vol. 2, pp. 206-32.

‘Exhibiting Nuclear Power: The Science Museum Cover-Up’, Rad. Sci. J. 14: 53-79, 1984 (with L. Levidow)..

‘No Easy Answers’, Free Assns. Pilot Issue: 8-15, 1984.

‘Darwinism is Social’, in D. Kohn, ed., The Darwinian Heritage. Princeton University Press, 1985, pp. 609-38.

‘Freud: Scientist and/or Humanist’, Free Assns. 6: 7-35, 1986.

‘Psychoanalysis: Truth or Science?’, in B. Bourne et al., eds. Voices: Psychoanalysis. Nottingham: Spokesman, 1987, pp. 42-57 (text of Channel 4 discussion with André Green and Adolf Grünbaum, 1986).

‘Darwin and the Genre of Biography’, in G. Levine, ed., One Culture: Essays in Science and Literature. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987, pp. 203-24

‘Racist Society, Racist Science’, in D. Gill and L. Levidow, eds., Anti-Racist Science Teaching. Free Association Books, 1987, pp. 16-42; reprinted in D. Gill et al., eds., Racism and Education: Structures and Strategies. Sage, 1992, pp. 303-19.

‘Biography: the Basic Discipline for a Human Science’, Free Assns. 11: 108-30, 1988.

'Darwin, Marx, Freud and the Foundations of the Human Sciences', Cheiron Newsletter. Spring 1988, pp. 7-12.

‘Growing Up in Texas in the 1950s’. Ideas and Production IX-X: 30-45, 1989.

‘Persons, Organisms... and Primary Qualities’, in J. Moore, ed., History, Humanity and Evolution: Essays for John C. Greene. Cambridge University Press, 1989, pp. 375-401.

‘Charles Darwin: Man and Metaphor’, Science as Culture 5: 71-86, 1989.

‘Postmodernism and the Subject: Pessimism of the Will’, Discours Social/Social Discourse 2: 69-81,1989; also in Free Assns. 16: 81-96, 1989.

‘Transitional Phenomena: Production and Consumption’, in B. Richards, ed., Crises of the Self: Further Essays on Psychoanalysis and Politics. Free Association Books, 1989, pp. 56-72.

‘Scientism in the History of Management Theory’, Sci. as Culture 8: 118-43, 1989.

‘Darwinism and the Division of Labour’, Sci. as Culture 9: 110-24, 1990

‘Herbert Spencer and "Inevitable" Progress', in G. Marsden, ed., Victorian Values: Personalities and Perspectives in Nineteenth-Century Society. Longman, 1990, pp. 147-57; 2nd ed., 1998, pp. 179-88.

‘Marxism and the History of Science’, in R. C. Olby et al., eds., Companion to the History of Modern Science Routledge, 1990, pp. 77-86.

‘The Mind-Body Problem’, in ibid., pp. 702-11.

‘Science, Alienation and Oppression’, in ibid., pp. 886-97.

‘British Psychoanalysis and Politics’, Psychol. in Society 15: 24-29, 1991

‘Foreword to A. N. Whitehead's Science and the Modern World’, Process Studies 20: 67-71, 1991

‘Science, Ideology and Donna Haraway’, Sci. as Culture. (no. 15) 3: 7-46, 1992.

‘The Vicissitudes of Transference and Countertransference: The Work of Harold Searles’, J. Arbours Association, 9: 24-58, 1992; also in Free Assns. (no. 34) 5: 171-195, 1995.

‘Psychotic Anxieties and Politics’, CSE Conference Papers, 1992, pp. 395-408.

‘Alien 3’, Psychoanalysis Newsletter, 9: 15-18,1992; also in Free Assns. (no. 31) 4: 447-53, 1994.

‘Group Relations in Bulgaria’, Bull. Cent. Psychoanal. Stud. (no. 5) Lent, 1993, pp. 7-11.

‘Darwin's Metaphor and the Philosophy of Science’, Sci. as Culture., (no. 16) 3: 375-403, 1993.

‘Psychoanalytic Teaching and Research: Knowing and Knowing About’, Free Assns. (no. 29) 4:129-37, 1993.

'The Profession of Psychotherapy in Britain', Free Assns. (no. 29) 4: 81-86, 1993.

‘Of Mice and Men’ (essay review), Psychoanalysis Newsletter no. 11: 20-25, 1993

‘Racism: Projective Identification and Cultural Processes’, Psychol. in Society 17: 5-18, 1993.

‘Jurassic Park’, Zeno 5: 10-11, 1993

‘Desmond and Moore’s Darwin: A Critique’, Sci. as Culture (no. 20) 4: 393-424, 1994.

‘The Psychoanalysis of Sectarianism’, British Psychological Society Psychotherapy Section Newsletter no. 15: 2-15, 1994.

‘New Ideas about the Oedipus Complex’, Melanie Klein and Object Relations. 12 (no. 2): 1-20, 1994.

‘Borderlands’, Psychoanalysis Newsletter, no. 15: 25-30, 1995.

‘What Scientists Have to Learn’, Science as Culture (no. 23) 5:167-80, 1995.

‘Whatever Happened to Human Nature?’, Ethical Record 100, no. 1, 1995, pp. 8-17.

‘Conceptual Research’, Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13, no. 2: 145-48, 1995.

‘The Ubiquity of Psychotic Anxieties’, in J. Ellwood, ed., Psychosis: Understanding and Treatment. Jessica Kingsley, 1995, pp. 34-53.

A Place for Critique in the Mass Media’, Wavelength: Science, Society and the Media 12: 8-10, 1995 (abbreviated).

‘Is “Perversion” Obsolete?’, Psychology in Society no. 21: 5-26, 1996.

‘Evolution, Biology and Psychology from a Marxist Point of View’, in Ian Parker and Russell Spears, eds., Psychology and Society: Radical Theory and Practice. Pluto Press, 1996, pp. 35-49.

Essay review of Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet by Sherry Turkle, Wired, June 1996

’Phantasy and Psychotic Anxieties’, in B. Burgoyne & Mary Sullivan, eds., The Klein-Lacan Dialogues. Rebus Press, 1997, pp. 65-81.

‘Deadly Unconscious Logics in Joseph Heller’s Catch 22’, Psychoanalytic Rev. 84: 891-903, 1997.

’”Malthus on Man - in animals no moral restraint”’, Science as Culture 8: 189-208, 1999; also appears in Malthus, Medicine, and Morality: ‘Malthusianism’ after 1798, edited by Brian Dolan. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Editions Rodopi, 2000, pp. 73-92.

‘Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: The Grand Leading the Bland’, Free Assns. 7: 437-58, 1999; also The Review: J. Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Assn. No. 2: 66-83, 2001.

’What Is Psychoanalytic Studies?’, Psychoanalytic Studies 1: 221-36, 1999.

Essay Review of The Clinical Thinking of W. R. Bion by Joan and Neville Symington, Psychodynamic Counselling 6: 243-50, 2000.

‘On What Psychoanalysis Has to Offer to the Newly-Democratizing Countries’, J. for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society 5: 151-60, 2000.

‘Introducing Group Relations into a New Environment’, Psychoanalytic Studies 3: 115-124.

‘Locating and Relocating Freudian Ideas about Sexuality’, in Celia Harding, ed., Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Routledge, 2001, pp. 18-34.

’Psychoanalysis: Conceptual’, in A. Hessenbruch, ed., Reader’s Guide to the History of Science. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000, pp. 603-04.

‘Fundamentalism and Terrorism’, Free Associations 9: 24-57.

‘Meritocracy: A Critique’ - essay review of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann, Science as Culture 11: 381-86.

‘Guide to the Internet for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists’, Free Associations no. 50 

Radio and Television Broadcasts: 

Talks and discussions on Third Programme, Radio Three and television on various subjects, including ‘The Pop Scene’, 1970; ’Science and Ideology’, 1971; ‘Are Hierarchies Necessary in Industry?’, 1971; ‘Division of Labour’, 1972; ‘A Cure of Minds: Manipulation or Cure?, 1973; ‘Hierarchies Reconsidered’, 1973; ‘The Breakdown of Authority’, 1974; ‘Psychoanalysis’ (Voices), 1986; ‘The Two Cultures’ (The Late Show), 1992, 1993; ‘The Genetics Debate’, BBC2, 1993; ‘Doing Science’, BBC Radio 2, 1993; ‘Start the Week’, BBC Radio 4, 1996, 1998; ‘Darwin - the Life’, BBC2, 1998.

Television Films: 

‘Skull’, Open University for BBC2, 1979.

‘Behaving Ourselves’, Channel 4, 1981.

‘A History of Nature’, Channel 4, 1982.

‘Fun Fare’, Channel 4, 1982.

‘Darwin’, Late Great Victorians, BBC1, 1988

In Press: 

Whatever Happened to Human Nature? Process Press.

The Culture of British Psychoanalysis. Process Press

Group Relations: An Introduction (co-authored with David Armstrong and W. Gordon Lawrence) Process Press.

‘Meritocracy: A Critique’ Essay review of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann. Science as Culture.

Books in Preparation for Publication: 

Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Culture (complete)

Histories of Human Nature (complete)

Nature Is a Societal Category (complete)

Darwin and Darwinism (complete)

Sex, Sexuality, and Object Relations (to be published by Polity Press)

Psychopathology: A Critique

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: An Introduction

Psychoanalysis and Racism: The Psychosocial Construction of Inferiorities (editor and contributor, complete)

Online Publications and Unpublished Manuscripts: 

‘Scientific Medicine and the Social Order’, talk to Faculty of Medicine dayschool, University of Cambridge.

‘Who Cares About Objectivity? - and Why’, paper delivered to Luncheon Lecture Series, Imperial College, London (typescript) 1976.

‘How Societies Constitute Their Knowledge’ (typescript) 1979.

‘What If Human Nature Is Historical?’ (typescript) 1979.

‘New Technologies and the Reconstitution of Culture’, lecture delivered to Cultural Studies Department, Polytechnic of East London, 1986.

‘Life Among the Mediations: Labour, Groups, Breasts’, paper presented to Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 1986.

‘People and Things - Two Takes: Teddy Bears and the Refractory Hand of Labour’, lecture delivered to Department of Human Sciences, Brunel University, 1986.

‘Technology and the Mediation of Knowledge’, lecture delivered to Extramural Department, University of London, 1987.

‘Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere', paper presented to conference on 'Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere', North East London Polytechnic, 1987.

‘Psychoanalysis, Values and Politics’, paper presented to Psychotherapists Against Nuclear Disaster, London, 1988

‘Second Nature: The Historicity of the Unconscious’, paper presented to Centre for Psychoanalysis Studies, University of Kent, 1988.

‘The Role of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in the Human Sciences’, paper presented to Zangwill Club, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, 1989.

‘Anti-Racist Science’, lecture delivered to secondary school teachers, Edinburgh, 1989.

‘Mental Spaces: Scientific versus Evocative’, paper presented to the Arbours Association, London, 1989.

‘Psychoanalytic Theories of Culture’, Annual Guest Lecture delivered to Department of Sociology, Polytechnic of East London, 1989.

‘The Culture of British Psychoanalysis’, paper presented to the Philadelphia Association, London, 1990; revised version presented to Essex Institute of Psychotherapy, 1994.

‘Psychoanalysis and Politics - at Many Levels’, lecture delivered at the London Centre for Psychotherapy, 1991.

‘Psychoanalysis and the Social: External and Internal Groups', paper presented to the Philadelphia Association, London, 1991.

‘Psychotic Anxieties Are Normal’, paper presented to THERIP, London, October 1991 and to Northern Association for Analytical Psychotherapy, Newcastle, 1992.

‘Psychotic Anxieties and the Veneer of Civilization’, paper presented to conference on 'Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere', Polytechnic of East London, 1991.

‘Psychopathology: Psychiatric Nosology, Psychoanalytic Defences and Kleinian Dynamics’, five lectures delivered at the London Centre for Psychotherapy, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994.

‘Psychotic Anxieties and the Fading Hopes of the Left’, paper presented to conference on 'Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Social Change', Manchester Polytechnic, 1992.

‘Object Relations’, five lectures delivered at the Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies, London, 1992.

‘Homage to H. M. Y.’ (typescript), 1992.

‘Making and Breaking the Analytic Frame’, lecture delivered to M. A. Students, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Kent, 1992, 1993.

‘The Analytic Frame, Boundaries and Acting Out’, six seminars for The Arbours Association, 1992, 1993.

‘Psychotic Anxieties in Groups and Institutions’, paper presented at New Bulgarian University, 1992.

‘Guilt and the Veneer of Civilization’, paper presented at New Bulgarian University, 1992.

'Benign and Virulent Projective Identification in Groups and Institutions', paper presented at First European Conference of the Rowantree Foundation, Wierden, Holland, and to the Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Research, London, 1992.

‘Psychoanalysis of the Other: Psychopathology and Racism’, talk delivered to conference on ‘Cultural Identity and Medicine: Medical Practice in Contemporary Britain’, St Anthony’s College, Oxford, 1993.

The Evening Star by Larry McMurtry' (review), 1993.

‘Plastic Sexuality: “Perversion” as “Normal”’, paper presented to course on 'Problems in Psychosexual Medicine', RPMS Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of London, 1993.

‘What Psychoanalysis Has to Say to Philosophy’, paper presented to Philosophy Society, University of Kent, 1994.

‘The Cussedness of Psychoanalysis’, paper presented to Psychology Department, University of Manitoba, 1994.

‘We Are All Inescapably Social Darwinists’, paper presented to Darwin Seminar, University of Manitoba, 1994.

‘Whatever Happened to Human Nature?’, lecture presented as ‘Distinguished Visitor’, University of Manitoba, 1994.

‘Across the Borderline’, keynote address, conference on ‘Psychosis: Treatment of Choice?’, University of Essex, 1994.

‘Character and Morality’, paper presented to Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield, 1994.

‘We Don’t Need Them to Make Culture - or to Share It’ (typescript), 1995.

‘What I Learned at Summer Camp: Experiences in Television’, paper presented to Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, 1995.

‘Mental Space and Group Relations’, paper presented to Seminar on Group Relations and Organizational Behaviour, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, 1995.

‘Good and Evil, Character and Morality’, paper presented to Annual Conference of Oxford University Counselling Service on ‘The Loss of Innocence: What Do You Lose in Order to Learn?’, 1995

‘Character and Morality in Psychoanalysis’, paper presented to Cassel Hospital, Richmond, 1995.

‘Reductionism and Overdetermination in the Explanation of Human Nature’, paper presented at Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield, 1995.

’Psychoanalysis and/of the Internet’, paper presented to ninth annual conference on Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere, London, 1995; revised version presented at Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield, 1996.

‘Electronic Autobiography’ (typescript), 1996.

’Primitive Processes on the Internet’, paper presented to THERIP annual conference on ‘New Developments in Psychoanalysis’, London, 1996.

‘The Search for Transcendent Values’, Paper presented to Freud Museum conference on ‘Religion and Psychoanalysis’, London, 1996.

‘The Psychodynamics of Psychoanalytic Organizations’, paper presented to annual conference of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, New York, 1996.

‘NETDYNAM: Some Parameters of Virtual Reality, paper presented to same conference.

’Representations of Primitive Processes in the Cinema’, paper prepared for Third International Conference on ‘Psychosis: Containing the Inner and Outer Worlds’, 1996.

’The Moral and the Molecular in the Future of Psychiatry’, talk given to the Bi-Centenary Celebration of the Opening of The Retreat, York, 1996

’Disappointment, Stoicism and the Future of Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere’, keynote address, Tenth Anniversary Conference on Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere: ‘The State Psychoanalysis is In’, 1996.

‘The Concept of Psychopathology: a Critique’, paper presented to Research Seminar, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield, March 1997.

’Group Relations in a New Environment’, chapter for D. Armstrong et al., Group Relations: An Introduction. Process Press, 1997.

’Princess Diana’s “Constituency of the Rejected” and Psychotherapeutic Studies’, Keynote Address to Orientation Week of new Distance Learning MA programmes in Psychoanalytic Studies, in Disability Studies and in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Society, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield, 19 September 1997.

’The Messiness, Conflict and Ambivalence of Everyday Life’, paper presented to 11th Annual Conference on Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere: ’Where Are the People? Expertise and Experience’, University of East London, 30-31 January 1998.

’Some Reflections on the Psychodynamics of Wealth’, paper delivered to Merseyside Psychotherapy Institute Series on ’The Mystery of Money’, Liverpool, 27 February 1998, Study Day on ‘The Construction of Money’.

’Sexuality and the Internet’, paper presented to Public Seminar Series, Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, University of Sheffield, 28 April 1998.

’The Analytic Frame, Abstinence and Acting Out’, Psychoanalytic Studies Distance Learning unit, July 1998.

’Psychopathology: Term and Concept’, Psychoanalytic Studies Distance Learning Unit, July 1998.

‘Descriptive v Psychodynamic Concepts of Psychopathology’, Psychoanalytic Studies Distance Learning Unit, July 1998.

‘The Conceptual Foundations of the Human Sciences’, keynote lecture given to Distance Learning students, Sheffield Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, 18 September 1998.

’Being a Kleinian Is Not Straightforward’. Seventh Annual Public Lecture to the Severnside Institute of Psychotherapy, Bristol, 10 October 1998

’Between Nosology and Narrative: Where Should We Be?’, talk delivered to the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, 8 January 1999.

’The Curious Place of Psychoanalysis in the Academy’, talk delivered to the Programme in Psychoanalysis and the Humanities, University of Toronto, 9 January 1999.

’Group Therapies and Group Dynamics’, talk delivered to the Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, 12 January 1999.

’Human Nature, Psychotherapy and the Law: Issues of Violence and Racism’, talk delivered to the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba 13 January 1999.

’Dumbing Down: Publishing, the Media and the Internet’, talk presented as Distinguished Visitor to the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg 13 January 1999.

‘Some Meanings of Darwinism: Then and Now’, talk delivered at Millennium Conference on ‘Darwinism and Ethics’, Shrewebury School, November 1999.

‘Hate’, talk delivered to CONFER meeting on Love, Hate and Terror in the Clinical Encounter, November 1999.

‘Melanie Klein I and II’, two talks on ‘Melanie Klein’ given at the Tavistock Clinic 18 January 2000, in the CONFER series on ‘Psychoanalytic Pioneers’.

‘The Role of the Internet in the Future of Human Relations’, given to the Psycho-Social Studies Group at the Centre for Social and Economic Research of the Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of the West of England, Bristol, 14 March 2000.

‘Harold Searles’. Talk given at the Tavistock Clinic, 28 March 2000, in the

CONFER series on ‘Psychoanalytic Pioneers’.

‘Lincoln, Mandela and the Depressive Position’, talk delivered to the Bristol Psychotherapy Association on 20 October 2000.

‘The House of Trauma’, Chairman’s Opening Remarks (revised), conference on ‘Thinking about Trauma: Connecting Theory and Practice’, Sheffield University, 22 June 2001.

‘The Unconscious in the Therapeutic Process’, text of a paper presented to the annual conference of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies entitled ‘The Unconscious: How Does It Inform our Work? Approaches and Applications in Clinical Practice’, at the Tavistock Centre, London 24 November 2001.

‘Love: From Libido Theory to Object Relationstalk given in the CONFER series on ‘The Labyrinth of Sexuality’, at the Tavistock Centre, London, 27 November 2001.

‘Music from the Air’, February 2002, http://rmaxyoung.blogspot.com/

‘Psychoanalysis, Terrorism and Fundamentalism’, talk delivered to the Distance Learning MA students in Psychoanalytic Studies, Universiy of Sheffield, 14 September 2002. 

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