R. D. Laing on Psychophobia and the Politics of Psychology

Below is a tremendous clip from a longer video called Did You Used To Be R. D. Laing?  in which the ever provocative psychologist discusses a condition he describes as “Psychophobia”– a fear of our own psyches–and reservations he had about modern psychological thinking. The full video was released a year after his death in 1989.  The clip is about 3.5 minutes long. 

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  1. Great! I’ve read quite a bit by, and one book about, Laing – first time I’ve heard and seen him talk! Many thanks for posting this. Shall have a nosy around Youtube to see what else I can find. /Andy

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