Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to Rivers from T. Percy Nunn with thanks for sending a copy of the 'Lancet' paper, 1917-07-26
Nunn explains his view that the distinction between conscious and unconscious ideas has been too much emphasised in the past, then goes on to praise Rivers for his 'admirable scientific attitude' and to offer comments on Rivers's other publications.
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.
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.
'Psychological Feature of the Precipitating Causes in the Psychoses and its Relation to Art' by Dr J. T. MacCurdy, 191502
MacCurdy discusses Hamlet's predicament in Shakesepeare's play, arguing that it exemplifies typical conflicts present in the unconscious mind.
Psychology, Only one page carries a specific reference as to date of writing: the verso of p. 92, which is dated 12 November 1900. We assume that the rest of the notebook was made in and around that year.
Rivers refers to the work of Henry Head, a colleague with who he had worked closely, on neurology.