During the Romantic era, psychology and literature enjoyed a fluid relationship. Faubert focuses on psychologist-poets who grew out of the literary-medical culture of the Scottish Enlightenment. They used poetry as an accessible form to communicate emerging psychological, cultural and moral ideas.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Romantic-era Psychologist-Poets and the Historical Context of Early British Psychology; Chapter 1a Erasmus Darwin, James Beattie and Nathaniel Cotton as Pre-Romantic Psychologist-Poets; Chapter 2 The Human Touch: Thomas Bakewell, Andrew Duncan Sr, John Ferriar and Moral Management; Chapter 3 Thomas Trotter, William Perfect and Thomas Beddoes: Nervous Illness and Social Hygiene; Chapter 4 The Unelected Legislator: Associationism and Thomas Brown's Subliminal Poetic Lessons; Chapter 6 Conclusion: Thomas Forster, Phrenology and the Reification of the Disciplines;