Rivers, William Halse Rivers, 1864-1922 (psychologist and anthropologist)
- Existence: 1864 - 1922
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Bundle of loose notes on the Head experiment, containing observations on how the arm reacts to various stimuli, 19071213
Bundle of loose notes on the Head experiment, containing observations on how the hand reacted to changes in temperature, 19071208
The indexed term 'acuaesthesia' (relating to sensation at particular points) is defined in the letter WHRivers/2/3/3 within this collection.
Apologising for not calling on him while in Cambridge; busy with Rivers.
Re planning a visit to Cambridge to stay with [W.H.R.] Rivers, hopes to see Bartholomew, and is bringing some 'rare Sassoon items'. Loose folio, originally inserted between folios /2-3 of MS Add.8483.
Letter to Rivers from C. S. Sherrington concerning a pilot being referred to Rivers for testing, 19190222
Letter to Ward from Rivers dated 18 August 1905 and sent from St John' s College, Cambridge, 1905-08-18
The letter concerns the periodical darkening of the field of one eye, and the academic treatment of this subject by German scientists (with bibliography). The recipient of the letter is presumably Professor James Ward, Lecturer in Moral Sciences and founding member of the Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
Rivers first published his famous treatise on 'Instinct and the Unconscious' in 1920, basing it on a lecture series he delivered in 1919 at the Psychological Laboratory in Cambridge, so these notes (written on notepaper letter-headed 'Weirleigh, Paddock Wood, Kent') may be preparatory to that lecture series.
10 sheets of manuscript notes - with 5 smaller sheets inserted - on the skin as an organ of sense perception, including discussion of the skin's structure and the layers of dermis and epidermis.
Rivers's work on reactions to danger (flight, aggression, immobility etc.) form part of his investigation into the effects of war trauma and the neuroses exhibited by some of those who had fought in the First World War. Rivers differentiates between cowardice and neurosis.
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