Published Material on the History of the APU:
Baddeley, A. and May, J. (1994) Fifty years of the MRC Applied Psychology Unit. The Psychologist, 7 (11), 513-514.
Barnard, P.J. (1990). Research on Human-Computer Interaction at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit. In J.C. Chew and J. Whiteside (Eds.), CHI ’90, Conference Proceedings: Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Special issue of the SIGCHI Bulletin). Seattle, Washington: ACM Press, 379-380. Link to ACM portal and pdf.
Barnard, P.J. (2010). Choice, Confusion and Consciousness. The Psychologist, 23 (12) 984-986. (A contribution covering APU/CBU research for a special issue marking 150 years of experimental psychology).
Brown, I.D. Batts, V. & McCougan, C.E. (1971). The Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit, Applied Ergonomics, 1, 169-176.
Brown, I.D. Batts, V. & McCougan, C.E. (1970). The Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit, Occupational Psychology, 44, 267-279.
Craik, K. J. W. (1945). A new Cambridge unit of research in applied psychology, Occupational Psychology, 19, 15-19.
Craik, K. J. W. (1944). Medical Research Council, Unit for Applied Psychology. Nature, 134, 476-477.
Reynolds, L.A. & Tansey, E.M. (2003). The MRC Applied Psychology Unit. (Transcript of a Witness Seminar held at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, 12th June 2001). London: The Trustees of the Wellcome Trust. Download full text*
Poulton, E.C. (1964). The Medical Research Council’s Applied Psychology Unit. Cambridge U. Med. Soc. Mag. (Murmur), 10, 3-7.
We thank the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine for making the full text of their Witness Seminar on the APU available for download. For other Witness Seminars in recent medical history go here.