Trevor Harley


Welcome to my site.

Short biography. I am Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Dundee, Scotland, and a writer, science journalist, public speaker, and comedian. I was formerly Chair of Cognitive Psychology at Dundee, where I was Head of Department and then Dean from 2003 until 2014. I am now a full-time writer and speaker. I am author of several books, including the best-selling text The Psychology of Language, currently in its fourth edition, and The Psychology of Weather. My latest book The Science of Consciousness is now in press. My research interests are wide, including language, consciousness, sleep, dreams and their menaing, ageing, futurology, and psychology and the weather. I have suffered all my life from severe anxiety and depression, another topic of my research, and write, talk, and blog about it. I don't make any money out of this site. I provide it as a resource for people interested in the weather, consiousness, language, and mental illness. I hope you find the site useful. Feel free to contact me.

Links to my pages

About me. For an extended biography.

Books. For details of my books,including:

The Psychology of Language

Talking the Talk

The Psychology of Weather

The Science of Consciousness

Science and Psychology

my novel Fit for a King, and more.

Language. Material related to my language books and language research.

Consciousness. Material related to my consciousness book The Science of Consciousness, and consciousness research, particularly sleep, dreams, and altered states of consciousness.

Weather. Information about severe weather events in Britain, recent weather, the British climate, and material related to my psychology and my book and research on that topic.

Mental illness. My struggles with and my blog on mental illness.

Blog. Go straight to my blog on mental illness, whatisthemeaningofmylife, particularly depression and anxiety, and how they relate to trying to find meaning in life.

How to contact me

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Last updated

22 October 2020.

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