Honorary Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa


I wrote a preface to a new Spanish translation of Kurt Danziger's book, Naming the Mind. The Spanish preface is available here and the original English version is available here. The book was launched at the XIX Meeting of History of Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Córdoba, Argentina on 19 October 2018. The book's translator, Fernando Ferrari conducted a short interview with me at the conference by video link. A transcript of the interview is available in Spanish here and in English here.

I have a review of A History of 'Relevance' in Psychology by Wahbie Long in the current issue of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. The review is available here. I have also written a review of A History of Modern Psychology by Per Saugstad and Our Minds, Our Selves by Keith Oatley for The Psychologist that is currently in press. A preprint of the review is available here.

I am doing collaborative research with Johann Louw on a South African psychologist called, Rae Sherwood. I have already interviewed her former research assistant, Sylvia Hutchinson and her son, Nick Sherwood. The latter has lent me some unpublished documents that will be useful in the research. We are planning to present a paper on her work at the joint conference of the History and Philosophy of Psychology and Qualitative Methods in Psychology Sections of the British Psychological Society in Cardiff from 3 to 5 July 2019. An abstract of the paper is available here.

I recently wrote an entry on "History of the History of Psychology" for the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology (edited by Wade Pickren and published by Oxford University Press). The entry is currently being reviewed. I have since been asked to write another entry on "The Indigenous Turn in Psychology". I will make these entries publicly available when I know what the final versions will be.

I will give two lectures at the University of Cape Town on 14 and 18 March 2019. The first is titled, "The History of Psychological Objects" and the second is titled, "Making Psychology Local: The Indigenization Movement and Its Implications". Further details will be available closer to the dates.

Dr. ‚ÄčAdrian C. Brock