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Gordon Claridge

MA Oxf, DSc Glas, PhD Lond

Emeritus Professor of Abnormal Psychology

Research Summary

I am probably best known for my work in developing the theoretical construct of schizotypy. Schizotypy is the putative dimension, normally distributed throughout the population, whose defining characteristic is that of proneness to develop schizophrenia in particular and psychosis in general.

I took my first degree in Psychology at University College, London, in 1953. My PhD work was at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

In 1974 I moved to Oxford as University Lecturer in Abnormal Psychology at the Department of Experimental Psychology and Fellow of Magdalen College. For the first five years of this appointment I ran the Oxford University clinical psychology training course.