Antonio Melechi
Research Fellow, University of York

Antonio Melechi is an honorary research fellow in the department of sociology at the University of York. He is the author of Fugitive Minds (2003) and Servants of the Supernatural (2008), and his work has appeared in the TLS, the New Statesman and BBC History Magazine.

Written by Antonio Melechi

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Essay/
Self-improvement
Beware of lateral thinking

De Bono’s popular theory is textbook pseudoscience: unsound, untested and derivative of real (unacknowledged) research

Antonio Melechi

In dreams: a Dalí-designed ‘eye watch’ set in a velvet mask. Photo by Bettmann/Getty

Essay/
Consciousness and altered states
What lurks beneath

The grand drama of Freud’s ideas has obscured the reality: every school of psychology needs a theory of the unconscious

Antonio Melechi

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Essay/
Ethics
Lying for science

Psychologists used to manipulate and deceive their subjects with impunity. Did the end justify the means?

Antonio Melechi