Dr Peter Lamont
- Lamont, P. (2013) Extraordinary beliefs: a historical approach to a psychological problem (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
- Lamont, P. (2010). Reflexivity, the role of history and the case of mesmerism in early Victorian Britain. History of Psychology,13(4), 393-408.
- Lamont, P., Henderson, J. M., & Smith, T. (2010). Where science and magic meet: the illusion of a ‘science of magic’. Review of General Psychology, 14(1), 16-21.
- Lamont, P. & Bates, C. (2007). Conjuring images of India in nineteenth century Britain. Social History, 32(3), 309-325.
- Lamont, P. (2007). Paranormal belief and the avowal of prior scepticism. Theory and Psychology, 17(5), 681-696.
- Spiritualism and a mid-Victorian crisis of evidence. Historical Journal, 47(4), 897-920.
I am Secretary of the British Psychological Society (History and Philosophy Section). I am a member of the Society for Psychical Research, a Fellow of the Institute for Cultural Research, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, and a former President (and Honorary Member) of the Edinburgh Magic Circle. I am a reviewer for several academic journals, including History of Psychology, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences and History of the Human Sciences. I also write a column for Genii: the conjurors’ magazine, and am co-founder of the Edinburgh Secret Society.
- Historical and conceptual issues in psychology (second year)
- Qualitative methods in psychology (third year)
- History of unorthodox psychology (fourth year)
- Programme Director of the MSc in History and Theory of Psychology
- Psychological research skills (MSc)
- PhD supervisor
- Anna Kennedy (Lead)