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Thank you, Theroadislong. The books have been published by well-established publishers, but I have been worrying about the 100+ papers, most of which have been published in established journals. I intend putting these onto the page below, but am not sure whether to put all of them, or just a few. Peter Chadwick has been on broadcasts and at least one of his books has been/is on reading lists on Radio 4. [sorry, managed to delete your message :-(] Yes, despite going through the wizard, road has been long to get this far. I would really appreciate any comment you may have regarding the above,, thanks Proklam (talk) 20:20, 19 March 2019 (UTC) talk:Theroadislong|talk]]) 18:58, 19 March 2019 (UTC)}}


Peter K. Chadwick

Peter Kenneth Chadwick was born in Manchester in 1946. His best-known book, 'Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective: Explorations at the Outer Reaches of Human Experience: In Search of Dignity for Scizophrenic People'[1], is an accessible, first-hand account of the experience of schizophrenia.

He achieved a Doctorate in Structural Geology in 1971, and went on to gain a B.Sc. (First) in Psychology in 1975. His writings cover three strands: firstly, human factors in geology, whereby he attempted to fuse the social sciences with the physical sciences – to place the person at the centre, rather than the periphery, of scientific research. However, in 1979, he experienced psychosis, and was hospitalized, since when the second phase of his work has focused upon abnormal psychology.

He undertook, while working, a second Ph.D. in 1989, in Cognitive and Abnormal Psychology. Since knowing psychosis from the inside, he could talk about it with a realism and sensitivity impossible for other researchers. The Ph.D. came out, with some modifications, as a book, ‘Borderline’[2], 1992, in which he presented a positive case for psychosis as enhancing creativity, sensitivity and empathy, and therefore is not all bad. He was able to recruit other people who had suffered psychosis or near-psychosis, telling their stories in biographical articles, which were added to by experimental and therapeutic research. The research is not without problems because, while being able to examine psychotic thinking at an extensive and fine-grained level, he therefore was not a disinterested researcher; however, the advantage, which outweighs this, is the insider perspective. This showed the operation of massive confirmation bias – a bias to confirm a delusion at the expense of evidence that discredited and refuted it. Regarding the delusion as being like a theory, he found this confirmation bias in scientists as well and that there are many similarities between psychosis and science, and he concluded that psychosis involves basically normal processes that come together in a toxic mixture, which was the theme of the second edition of the book, ‘Schizophrenia, the Positive Perspective’[3] in 2009.

The third phase of the research involves Wildean studies and artistic approaches to psychology. He added more methods, such as insider-based description, poetry, photography, music and painting to case studies, or ‘biographical sketches’, in the book, ‘Personality as Art’[4] in 2001. The studies of Oscar Wilde were done basically in praise of the artist-playwright as psychologist, and also includes a study of Dostoyevsky to that end. He demonstrates that the writer can obviously be a great psychologist, more sensitive than the scientist, and these studies attempt to show this, and prove it.

Since 1975, Peter Chadwick has published over 100 papers, and continues his research into the above-mentioned strands of study. He has lived, along with his wife, Jill, in Norfolk, U.K., since 1994.

Books: Chadwick, Peter K., Chadwick, M.R. 'Borderline: A Psychological Study of Paranoia and Delusional Thinking', 1992, (London and New York), Routledge. Reprint: 2013, Routledge 'Psychology Revivals' series'. Chadwick, Peter K., 'Understanding Paranoia', 1995. Thorsons Health series, (London), Thorsons/Harper-Collins. Chadwick, Peter K., 'Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective: Explorations at the Outer Reaches of Human Experience: In Search of Dignity for Schizophrenic People' (1997), (London and New York), Routledge. 2009, reprint Chadwick, Peter, 'Personality as Art: Artistic Approaches to Psychology' 2001, Ross-on-Wye, P.C.C.S. Books

Educational Qualifications B.Sc. Geology, Class II, Univ. College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1967. M.Sc. D.I.C., Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics, Imperial College, Univ. of London, 1968. Ph.D. Structural Geology, Univ. of Liverpool, 1971. B.Sc. Psychology, Class I, Univ. of Bristol, 1975. Ph.D. Cognitive and Abnormal Psychology, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Univ. of London, 1989.

D.Sc. Psychology, Univ. of Bristol, 2007.

  1. ^ Chadwick, Peter K., 'Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective: Explorations at the Outer Reaches of Human Experience: In Search of Dignity for Schizophrenic People' (1997), (London and New York), Routledge. 2009, reprint
  2. ^ Chadwick, Peter K., Chadwick, M.R. 'Borderline: A Psychological Study of Paranoia and Delusional Thinking', 1992, (London and New York), Routledge. Reprint: 2013, Routledge 'Psychology Revivals' series'
  3. ^ Chadwick, Peter K., 'Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective: Explorations at the Outer Reaches of Human Experience: In Search of Dignity for Schizophrenic People' (1997), (London and New York), Routledge. 2009, reprint
  4. ^ Chadwick, Peter, 'Personality as Art: Artistic Approaches to Psychology' 2001, Ross-on-Wye, P.C.C.S. Books