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5.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting, practical and helpful
"This book is very well written and provides the reader with well researched material on anxiety. I studied psychology many years ago at university so this type of academic research on the subject appealed to me, however even if you are just interested in anxiety either as someone who has experienced it or just want some factual knowledge this book would likely appeal to you. The author has a lovely way of presenting the information in an engaging and sometimes humorous way, in other words it is not dry! The author also refers to his own life experiences which I found endearing and helpful. The author normalises anxiety which is really important. There are some wonderful tips and exercises that one can practically apply. I highly recommend this book."
Papers from Sidcup
'Papers from Sidcup' refers to the caretaker in Harold Pinter's play of the same name who claims his future depends on him getting his 'papers from Sidcup' - but he can do this only when he gets a new pair of shoes.
I saw the play for the first time as a raw A Level student doing Eng Lit, and I was struck even then by the realization that most of the people I knew all claimed to be waiting for their ‘papers from Sidcup’. And when challenged about why they didn’t go and get their ‘papers from Sidcup’, they all explained they couldn’t do this because they needed ‘a new pair of shoes’.
That’s pretty much when my interest in psychology started.
Well, sometime on from that, this is my website. It conveys my views about psychology (very much my own), my research (almost invariably conducted with invaluable colleagues that I hope I've acknowledged fully), my books, my opinionated blogs, and just a little bit about myself
... and now I'm off to buy some new shoes!!
About the Author
Graham C. L. Davey, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK. My research interests extend across mental health problems generally, and anxiety and worry specifically. To give you a sense of what an extremely aged geezer I am, I've published over 150 articles in scientific and professional journals and written or edited 16 books including Psychopathology; Clinical Psychology; Applied Psychology; Complete Psychology; Worrying & Psychological Disorders; Managing Anxiety With CBT for Dummies and Phobias: A Handbook of Theory, Research & Treatment (see My Published Books page).
I have served as President of the British Psychological Society, and am currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.
When not writing about psychology I have the dubious distinction of supporting Leicester City F.C. and Brighton & Hove Albion - Oh, and I love eating curries (but I'm not yet quite so good at cooking them - but I'm sure I will be when I get my papers from Sidcup)!