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.
Lying for science
Psychologists used to manipulate and deceive their subjects with impunity. Did the end justify the means?
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
Psychiatry and psychotherapy
What was the beguiling spell of Jung’s ‘collective unconscious’?
Beware of lateral thinking
De Bono’s popular theory is textbook pseudoscience: unsound, untested and derivative of real (unacknowledged) research