By Akiko Saito
Frederic C. Bartlett is celebrated for his contributions to cognitive psychology, in particular within the box of reminiscence. This assortment, via the world over well known students together with: Alan Baddeley, Richard Gregory, William Brewer, Steen Larsen, Michael Cole, Jennifer Cole and Mary Douglas, brings jointly modern functions of Bartlett's paintings in cognitive psychology. it is also parts within which Bartlett has been hitherto mostly neglected: sociocultural psychology and the background and philosophy of technological know-how. it is going to be of significant curiosity to these engaged in cognitive technology, psychology, anthropology and the background of technology.
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But he was very much a psychologist throughout his life. Myers had the most influence on him. 2 I looked through the indices of seven standard fat psychology textbooks from the 1930s to the 1960s, mostly American, but not all; only one mentioned Rivers. Even when his famous experiment with Henry Head was mentioned, it was attributed only to Head, ignoring the original account of which Rivers was first author. Yet Rivers did so much in so many fields and at such a pivotal transitional time that interesting stories and reflections branch off from every bit of his life and work—both intellectual stories within particular disciplines, and grander narratives situating him in 20th-century culture and history.
As a child his health had not been good and he was educated privately. He went, however, to London University where in 1909 he took his BA with First Class Honours in Philosophy, and two years later his MA with special distinction in Sociology and Ethics. Myers, who was then director of the Cambridge Psychological Laboratory, took him on as assistant director, and when Myers went to London in 1922, Bartlett succeeded him. In 1931 he became the first professor of experimental psychology in Cambridge and a fellow of St.
243). Rivers was posted from Maghull to Craiglockhart hospital, near Edinburgh. His post-war books on psychodynamics, and Pat Barker’s novels, are based on his experiences there. 3. RIVERS AND PSYCHOLOGY AT CAMBRIDGE 31 1920 “Instinct and the Unconscious”. This is Rivers’s theoretical reflection on his War experience as a therapist. Conflict and Dream (1923a), published posthumously, continues the discussion. 1922 Rivers dies. He dies without warning, of a strangulated hernia. It was a weekend, he was alone in his college rooms and not found until too late.
Bartlett, Culture and Cognition by Akiko Saito